My youngest child turns five in two weeks, but his birth seems like a lifetime ago. I don’t remember much about his birth other than my wife waking me up to tell me it’s time to go to the hospital. While my wife went through labor, I just stood next to her telling her to push, breath or relax. And about a half day later, our fourth child was born. That’s really all I remember. Actually, I do remember a woman not affiliated with the hospital approaching us about banking our newborn’s umbilical cord. She told us his stem cells could be used for important research and someday it could even save our child’s life if he ever needed access to his cord blood. We turned her down for several reasons, but the main reason was because we didn’t know anything about cord blood banking. Looking back on it now, I wished we would’ve banked his cord blood. As the lady told us, it could save his life someday. That’s why I’m now writing this Cord Blood Registry post for Dad Central. Note: I will receive a promotional item to thank me for participating, but the opinions expressed here are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.