Learn about pregnancy, parenting at seminar

While parenthood can be daunting for new parents, an upcoming seminar aims to allay the fears and debunk some misconceptions about it.

Information on how to better prepare for pregnancy and parenting will be presented in a "Baby Ready" seminar on June 25 at The Star Gallery at The Star Performing Arts Centre.

Details that will be shared include how umbilical cord blood can be stored in a bank and used to treat life-threatening diseases such as cancer later in life, instead of being discarded.

About 450 new parents are expected to benefit from the seminar, which is organised by The Sunday Times and presented by Similac Mum. It will be held from 1pm to 5pm.

Five medical experts, including doctors from Mount Elizabeth Hospital, will share tips on a range of topics, including pregnancy after age 30, infantcare, breastfeeding, prenatal and postnatal nutrition, and umbilical cord blood and cord lining banking.

The seminar, in its second edition this year, was last held in November. It aims to prepare new parents with the knowledge to be ready for any baby situation.

Tickets cost $10 a person or $15 for each couple. They come with a goodie bag worth $200, comprising a 900g tin of Similac Mum maternal supplement, baby cutlery and matching shirts for father and baby.

•To register, log on to http://pbp.sph.com.sg/sutbabyready

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2016, with the headline 'Learn about pregnancy, parenting at seminar'. Print Edition | Subscribe