A Valuable Decision for the Entire Family

Cellaviva Danmark - January 16, 2024

Security for Multiple Generations

When it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, there is nothing more important than feeling safe and in good hands. Both Grandfather Jan and Mother Denice experienced this during Denice’s pregnancy and childbirth with little Kurt when Jan decided to collect stem cells for his future grandchild.

A Safe Anchor

After a previous unsuccessful pregnancy and now pregnant again with a new little one on the way, Denice and her family found comfort and support with Cellaviva. They were looking for a partner who could provide the security and care they needed throughout the process.

“I wouldn’t have wanted to be without it and you. After a failed pregnancy and a new one marked by constant anxiety, having you on the sidelines was like a safe anchor. It was like being embraced by big, warm, and motherly arms.” – Denice

Stem Cells as Insurance

For Jan, Kurt’s grandfather, the decision to give his daughter and son-in-law the opportunity to collect stem cells from the umbilical cord was an important one. Jan was aware of the rapid developments in science and healthcare, where stem cells are already used for the treatment and healing of various diseases. He saw stem cell collection as insurance for the future and a gift that could potentially save Kurt’s life if the need arose.

“I would never forgive myself if we one day needed them, so for me/everyone involved, it’s a gift you never hope to use,” says Jan.

“I think, for me, it seemed easier to put blinders on and say to myself ‘not us.’ But I must admit that it is now the best gift one could receive. For someone who has been so affected by anxiety, it feels like a small price to pay to potentially save my child’s life. A better gift as grandparents, one cannot give.” – Denice

A Personal Approach

For Denice and her family, it was crucial to have a partner who considered their individual needs and emotions throughout the pregnancy. The personal and caring approach from Cellaviva stood out significantly from the public system.

“Due to my daughter’s previous restless pregnancy and the worries she, as well as the whole family, had during Kurt’s pregnancy, I hoped to have an extra ‘lifeline’ beyond the public system, as well as personal support where you could call 24 hours a day,” explains Jan.

Professional and Supportive Handling during Birth

Even in an emergency childbirth situation, Cellaviva managed to provide professional and caring service. When a routine check of Denice suddenly turned into an emergency cesarean section where nothing was under control, Cellaviva stood by the family and helped them through the chaotic situation.

“When a routine check turned into an emergency cesarean section, there wasn’t really any control over anything, but Cellaviva’s midwives just took it in stride – and even kindly took our keys and drove by to pick up our things, which we hadn’t grabbed in all the chaos. After our experience leading up to the birth, it just felt right to have you there on the big day – and that you should be some of the first to meet Kurt,” recalls Denice.

Caring Service

Cellaviva lived up to all expectations and managed to alleviate the family’s concerns through their ongoing follow-up and lovely way of being. The family felt supported and secure having Cellaviva as a partner throughout the journey.

“Your ongoing follow-up and your lovely way of being gave us fewer worries, and now, after more than a year, we can see that the result is truly unique.” – Jan

The story of Denice, Jan, and little Kurt is another lovely narrative from our many wonderful Cellaviva families, and we are so pleased to be a reliable and caring partner during this important phase of their lives.