Charles Clanton Rogers

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A vey interesting post to parents.

Laura Grace Weldon

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Today is my youngest child’s birthday. As my mother used to tell me, we always carry our children in our hearts. I know this is true emotionally. Apparently it’s also true on the physical level.

Sometimes science is filled with transcendent meaning more beautiful than any poem. To me, this new research shows the poetry packed in the people all around us.

It’s now known that cells from a developing fetus cross the placenta, allowing the baby’s DNA to become part of the mother’s body.  These fetal cells persist in a woman’s body into her old age. (If she has been pregnant with a male child it’s likely she’ll have some Y-chromosomes drifting around for a few decades too). This is true even if the baby she carried didn’t live to be born. The cells of that child stay…

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2 thoughts on “Mother & Child Are Linked At The Cellular Level

  1. I am a mother of four. One has predeceased me, died at 43 years of age, in his sleep. Sorely missed these past five years. I am 75 now, and enjoy my life, even with chronic illness, money problems, and big grief. It is amazing what we can live with, as so many others have said before me. I was delighted to read this column, two years ago, and know, that physically, too, I carry my son, Jacob, in my heart and cells.

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      I am pleased that this was helpful.

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