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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Wonderfully, Beautifully Made

“When pregnant, the cells of the baby migrate into the mothers bloodstream and then circle back into the baby, it’s called 'fetal-maternal microchimerism'.⁠ For 41 weeks, the cells circulate and merge backwards and forwards, and after the baby is born, many of these cells stay in the mother’s body, leaving a permanent imprint in the mothers tissues, bones, brain, and skin, and often stay there for decades. Every single child a mother has afterwards will leave a similar imprint on her body, too. Even if a pregnancy doesn't go to full term or if you have an abortion, these cells still migrate into your bloodstream."

Research has shown that if a mother's heart is injured, fetal cells will rush to the site of the injury and change into different types of cells that specialize in mending the heart. The baby helps repair the mother, while the mother builds the baby. This is often why certain illnesses vanish while pregnant. It’s incredible how mothers bodies protect the baby at all costs, and the baby protects and rebuilds the mother so the baby can develop safely and survive.

Think about cravings - whatever the mother was deficient in - the baby made her crave? Studies have also shown cells from a fetus in a mothers brain 18 years after she gave birth. If you’re a mom you know how you can intuitively feel your child even when they are not there….Well, now there is scientific proof that moms carry them for years and years even after they have given birth to them. I find this to be absolutely beautiful. David writes in Psalm 139: 13-14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Some of us think there is no better love than a mother's love but there is. We cannot even fathom how much God loves us! John 3: 16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." The Creator of the universe gave His only Son for you and I! We are so special! 1 John 3: 1 sums it all up! "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" Thanks be to God!


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