Fetal Cells Cross Placenta, Stay With Pregnant Mom for Life

Posted By on December 11, 2011

The health benefits of child-bearing continue to pile up:

Kathy Ostrowski reports in the Kansans for Life blog on a recent National Public Radio Morning Edition program featuring Science editor Robert Krulwich and his explosive report about “fetomaternal microchimerism.”

According to Krulwich there is increasing evidence that “when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or daughter, [but] an army of protective cells – gifts from her children that will stay inside her and defend her for the rest of her life.”…

“In a teaspoon of an ordinary pregnant woman’s blood… [are] dozens, perhaps even hundreds of cells… from the baby,” according to a Tufts University researcher. Lab studies done “over and over and over and over” of mother mice with diseases (ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers) show that fetal cells rush to the places where they’re needed in the mom.

Read the full piece HERE.

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One Response to “Fetal Cells Cross Placenta, Stay With Pregnant Mom for Life”

  1. joysofboys says:

    This is not only a fascinating medical discovery, but also a comfort for those of us with a history of miscarriage. It’s a beautiful thought that our children literally do become a part of us, whether we were only together for a short time, or have had the privilege of ushering a new life into this world.

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