New studies show that, amazingly, cells from the fetus stay in the mother's blood system for decades after that baby's birth.
The best part? It's not just full term births, but any pregnancy.
"And, says Carol Artlett, who studies fetal cells at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, even if a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, even if there is no baby, the cells of an unborn child will stay in the mother for decades."
There's some debate about whether this ultimately proves harmful or beneficial for the mother, but the idea that there is a part of Cora literally always with me...is amazing. I love that her siblings are too, but it's most amazing when thinking about Cora because I don't have her in my arms from day to day. She's in my very cells. I just love it.