"During pregnancy, some baby cells migrate into the mother's bloodstream and then return to the child. It's called "mother-fetal microchimerism".
For 41 weeks, the cells mix and circulate back and forth, and after the birth of the baby, many of these cells remain in the mother's body, leaving a permanent imprint on the tissues, bones, brain and skin of the baby to mother, and they often stay there for decades.
Every other child a mother will soon have will leave a similar imprint on her body.
Even if a pregnancy doesn’t end, or if you have an abortion, these cells still migrate into the blood flow.
Research has shown that if a mother’s heart is injured, fetal cells will rush to the site of the injury, and turn into different types of cells specialized in heart repair.
The child helps the mother repair, while the mother builds the child.
This is often the reason why some diseases fade away during pregnancy.
It's amazing how the mother's body protects the baby at all costs, and the baby protects and rebuilds the mother in return, so they can safely develop and survive.
Let's think about pregnancy cravings for a moment. What did the mother need, that the child make her wish?
Studies have also shown the presence of fetus cells in her mother's brain 18 years after birth.
How amazing is this? "
From an article by Nargis Kizalbash
Art by Enric Huguet (@enric. memorable)