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Scientists discover, when pregnant, your baby is forever a part of YOUR Brain, literally!

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert ................. A living connection.......... Image: ock / Анастасия Попова........ The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while her heartbeat provides a soothing constant rhythm. .........The physical connection between mother and fetus is provided by the placenta, an organ, built of cells from both the mother and fetus, which serves as a conduit for the exchange of nutrients, gasses, and wastes. Cells may migrate through the placenta between the mother and the fetus, taking up residence in many organs of the body including the lung, thyroid muscle, liver, heart, kidney and skin. These may have a broad range of impacts, from tissue repair and cancer prevention to sparking immune disorders. It is remarkable that it is so common for cells from one individual to integrate into the tissues of another distinct person. We are accustomed to thinking of ourselves as singular autonomous individuals, and these foreign cells seem to belie that notion, and suggest that most people carry remnants of other individuals. As remarkable as this may be, stunning results from a new study show that cells from other individuals are also found in the brain. In this study, male cells were found in the brains of women and had been living there, in some cases, for several decades. What impact they may have had is now only a guess, but this study revealed that these cells were less common in the brains of women who had Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting they may be related to the health of the brain. We all consider our bodies to be our own unique being, so the notion that we may harbor cells from other people in our bodies seems strange. Even stranger is the thought that, although we certainly consider our actions and decisions as originating in the activity of our own individual brains, cells from other individuals are living and functioning in that complex structure. However, the mixing of cells from genetically distinct individuals is not at all uncommon. This condition is called chimerism after the fire-breathing Chimera from Greek mythology, a creature that was part serpent part lion and part goat. Naturally occurring chimeras are far less ominous though, and include such creatures as the slime mold and corals.  Microchimerism is the persistent presence of a few genetically distinct cells in an organism. This was first noticed in humans many years ago when cells containing the male “Y” chromosome were found circulating in the blood of women after pregnancy. Since these cells are genetically male, they could not have been the women’s own, but most likely came from their babies during gestation. In this new study, scientists observed that microchimeric cells are not only found circulating in the blood, they are also embedded in the brain. They examined the brains of deceased women for the presence of cells containing the male “Y” chromosome. They found such cells in more than 60 percent of the brains and in multiple brain regions. Since Alzheimer’s disease is more common in women who have had multiple pregnancies, they suspected that the number of fetal cells would be greater in women with AD compared to those who had no evidence for neurological disease. The results were precisely the opposite: there were fewer fetal-derived cells in women with Alzheimer’s. The reasons are unclear. Microchimerism most commonly results from the exchange of cells across the placenta during pregnancy, however there is also evidence that cells may be transferred from mother to infant through nursing. In addition to exchange between mother and fetus, there may be exchange of cells between twins in utero, and there is also the possibility that cells from an older sibling residing in the mother may find their way back across the placenta to a younger sibling during the latter’s gestation. Women may have microchimeric cells both from their mother as well as from their own pregnancies, and there is even evidence for competition between cells from grandmother and infant within the mother.
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KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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This is so interesting. Does this mean that those who miscarry early on, say, within the first trimester, mean that those babies are forever a part of the mothers DNA?
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jun. 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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I had 2 miscarriages between my 3 children. I will never for get them, I think about them a lot, how they might of looked, their personality, etc...

I lost my youngest daughters twin at 7mos, I can literally see him in my dreams, playing as a 9 yr old.

I can feel, think and know what my kids are doing. I'm that in tune with them.

LucyMom08
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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 What is the source for this?

Pema_Jampa
by SxyTaco on Jun. 17, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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Scientists Discover Aborted Baby Cells Living in Mother’s Brain

by Jill Stanek | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/3/13 3:56 PM

Scientific American termed the research findings another way: “Scientists discover children’s cells living in mothers’ brains.”

But I wanted to drive home a touching point: Mothers who terminate their pregnancies apparently don’t completely rid themselves of their babies. The cells of murdered children live on inside their mothers to help – or perhaps – hurt them:

Cells may migrate through the placenta between the mother and the fetus, taking up residence in many organs of the body including the lung, thyroid muscle, liver, heart, kidney and skin. These may have a broad range of impacts, from tissue repair and cancer prevention to sparking immune disorders.

It is remarkable that it is so common for cells from one individual to integrate into the tissues of another distinct person. We are accustomed to thinking of ourselves as singular autonomous individuals, and these foreign cells seem to belie that notion, and suggest that most people carry remnants of other individuals.

I need to stop and note that this politically incorrect article correctly defines preborn babies as “distinct person(s),” “people,” and “individuals.” Moving on….

As remarkable as this may be, stunning results from a new study show that cells from other individuals are also found in the brain. In this study, male cells were found in the brains of women and had been living there, in some cases, for several decades. What impact they may have had is now only a guess, but this study revealed that these cells were less common in the brains of women who had Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting they may be related to the health of the brain.

We all consider our bodies to be our own unique being, so the notion that we may harbor cells from other people in our bodies seems strange. Even stranger is the thought that, although we certainly consider our actions and decisions as originating in the activity of our own individual brains, cells from other individuals are living and functioning in that complex structure….

They examined the brains of deceased women for the presence of cells containing the male “Y” chromosome. They found such cells in more than 60 percent of the brains and in multiple brain regions. Since Alzheimer’s disease is more common in women who have had multiple pregnancies, they suspected that the number of fetal cells would be greater in women with AD compared to those who had no evidence for neurological disease. The results were precisely the opposite: there were fewer fetal-derived cells in women with Alzheimer’s. The reasons are unclear.

A post-abortive mother who gives any of this much thought will reach either distressing or comforting conclusions, depending on whether she has made peace.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/03/scientists-discover-aborted-baby-cells-living-in-mothers-brain/

GLWerth
by Gina on Jun. 17, 2013 at 2:25 PM

When my first child (my only daughter) died during an emergency c-section, I knew without a doubt as soon as I came out of anesthesia, before I saw anyone, before I even opened my eyes, that she had died. I too see her in my mind sometimes...she would be nearly 15 now.

I have the same as you with my 3 miscarriages too....I think and wonder, but, had they been here, I would not have the boys I do and they are the kids I was meant to have, as crazy as they make me some days.

Quoting -Celestial-:

I had 2 miscarriages between my 3 children. I will never for get them, I think about them a lot, how they might of looked, their personality, etc...

I lost my youngest daughters twin at 7mos, I can literally see him in my dreams, playing as a 9 yr old.

I can feel, think and know what my kids are doing. I'm that in tune with them.


 

KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM
That makes sense to me. They are literally living in your brain.
Quoting -Celestial-:

I had 2 miscarriages between my 3 children. I will never for get them, I think about them a lot, how they might of looked, their personality, etc...

I lost my youngest daughters twin at 7mos, I can literally see him in my dreams, playing as a 9 yr old.

I can feel, think and know what my kids are doing. I'm that in tune with them.

KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The one pemp sited is not where this one came from. As soon as I get back from the movies, I'll find it. If you want it soon...just google "Scientists Discover Children's Cells Living in Mother's Brains". I thought I had given the link in my post, my mistake.
Quoting LucyMom08:

 What is the source for this?

kaylamom2004
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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break that up into paragraphs & more people might read it

KamWorthy
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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I'm not In to the numbers thang. It can go unread, don't bother me none.
Quoting kaylamom2004:

break that up into paragraphs & more people might read it

JustCJ
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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 I'm sad for your loss :( I've lost a child and also have twins.

Ever try to think of the time before your children? Doesn't it seem they were always with you, even if not physically? Like you have always known them deep down?

Quoting -Celestial-:

I had 2 miscarriages between my 3 children. I will never for get them, I think about them a lot, how they might of looked, their personality, etc...

I lost my youngest daughters twin at 7mos, I can literally see him in my dreams, playing as a 9 yr old.

I can feel, think and know what my kids are doing. I'm that in tune with them.


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