Saturday, December 10, 2011

Turns out she's LITERALLY always with me.

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 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.


  1. Thank you for posting this Brittanie!! I was looking for this yesterday to post on my blog <3 <3 It's a wonderful thought

  2. Wow! That is a really amazing, comforting thought. Thank you so much for posting this!