Our children are Always in our Heads – Literally! By Meadow
Based on Excerpts from the Article written By Robert Martone
“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 lungs, thyroid muscle, liver, brains, 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.
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.
What it is that fetal microchimeric cells do in the mother’s body is unclear, although there are some intriguing possibilities. For example, fetal microchimeric cells are similar to stem cells in that they are able to become a variety of different tissues and may aid in tissue repair. One research group investigating this possibility followed the activity of fetal microchimeric cells in a mother rat after the maternal heart was injured: they discovered that the fetal cells migrated to the maternal heart and differentiated into heart cells helping to repair the damage. In animal studies, microchimeric cells were found in maternal brains where they became nerve cells, suggesting they might be functionally integrated in the brain. It is possible that the same may true of such cells in the human brain.
Cancer cells which arise due to genetic mutations are just such cells, and there are studies which suggest that microchimeric cells may stimulate the immune system to stem the growth of tumors. Many more microchimeric cells are found in the blood of healthy women compared to those with breast cancer, for example, suggesting that microchimeric cells can somehow prevent tumor formation.
This is a burgeoning new field of inquiry with tremendous potential for novel findings as well as for practical applications. But it is also a reminder of our interconnectedness.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Robert Martone is the Neuroscience therapeutic area lead for The Covance Biomarker Center of Excellence located in Greenfield, Indiana. He is a research scientist with extensive experience in drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases.
My dear readers,
When I read this article, It made total sense to me, considering that the fetus breathes and eats thru the mother’s blood thru the placenta. It is all totally intertwined , much more than science can ever discover. Even the mother’s emotions and dreams can be communicated and stay in the unborn baby’s memories and also the other way around. Mothers have been given the custody of life, they are co-creators. A mother can love each one of her kids unconditionally, and know thru her sixth sense what is going on with them, having deep insight into their behavior and problems without speaking a word.
Why do mothers always sense what is happening with their children?
Because part of the cells of her children still live inside of her body and all the cells communicate amongst them.
I once read some of the books that Japanese Dr. Masaru Emoto wrote about “The Miracle of Water”. Water reacts to positive words, music, love and gratitude, it communicates thru distance. And our bodies and our cells are made of 80% water. Water communicates with water, light with light, cells with cells, and little universes with bigger universes. This is all God’s doing. There is so much we don’t know, but the Spirit reveals it to His children.
A child can be very far, but her cells that remained inside the mother can pick up the signals of the rest of her body and the mother can have a premonition, a dream, or feel her kid is in trouble, and immediately be compelled to pray for him/her. This may be God’s plan for mothers to communicate with their children in this way, telepathically, with a provided love channel, like it is in Heaven.
Why do mothers love their kids unconditionally even if they do things they disapprove of?
Her children are literally part of her body, and nobody ever hated their own flesh.
Why is always the mother the communication center of the family, where all the kids go when they have problems, pains and sorrows, or when they want to touch base with their roots and identities?
Why is the mother always trying to protect, nurture and help her kids no matter how old or far they are?
Why does she always want to have them all close by and under her wings?
She is and will always be the “mothership”.
How come mom always knows when I mess up? Even when I try to keep her in the dark about it?
She doesn’t “know” it, she just feels it in her innermost, in her baby’s cells that live in her heart, brains and womb.
I totally marveled about the immensity of the love, thought, precision, care, and detail that went into our creation. Thank you Father for creating us the way you did. I am in awe! Everything about us is so deep and miraculous, so unbelievably perfect and full of wonder and magic. Oh how great is the Creator´s love for his creation!
King David said it very well in Psalm 139:
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
This meditation lead to personal questions to the Lord, based in my recent bereavement, and I think the answers I received can also help many other moms whose kid may have left before their time.
The cells of the children that remain in the mother -as science is proving-, can adjust to any need in your body like stem cells, and take different roles as neurons, blood cells, immune system, muscle, it is infinite, but they do go help mom wherever she needs it. It is like a pay forward system of gratitude and love from the child to the mom for having given it life and nurtured him.
It is God’s doing. If as a mother you had many children, their cells in you contribute to give you many extra health benefits, including less chances of breast and uterus cancer.
“Children are the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward”
What would happen to the microchimeric cells of a child who dies before the mother does? Do they also die?
Yes. They also die and their role in the body is interrupted, creating a sudden imbalance.
The grief of a mother is the worse humans can experience, because it is not only the emotional and spiritual pain, but also real tangible turmoil in her body. It is documented that the physical health of the mother gets compromised. Her immune system goes down, there is a memory loss, lack of energy, tiredness, pains in different places, eating and sleeping disorders, and depression. Many even say “something has also died inside of me”.
How can bereaved mothers replace the cells of the child they have lost? Will those cells dissolve and disappear forever and the connection be lost?
No. Some mothers keep grieving for many years, trying not to forget their children’s faces That is the reason for so many Memorials. But God thinks about everything and He has provided a backup -not only in Heaven- but also in the database of your memory. The living cells of your child inside of you have a replica, and although they are not functional anymore, they are not lost forever. An inactive copy remains ingrained in your DNA and in your brain. You can always retrieve the file and the memories will be there.
Pain lessens and goes away as new cells form and replace the loved ones functions.
How are the cells of your child replaced? What is God’s prevision for such a situation?
Somehow I feel that the microchimeric cells of the other children would take over some of the missing functions. They would have to multiply, increase, and double up being used to reverse the damage, filling up all the vacant spots in order to help the mother´s body recuperate her normal functions. It would take time, depending on the number of siblings, the amount of cells, the mother´s attitude, her faith, and the support she receives from her family and friends. Each person is different and so is the duration of grief.
That may explain that the surviving siblings may feel mixed emotions, and their grief may take them thru periods of blaming, guilt, distancing, etc. As they feel the stress of their overworked cells in the mother and cannot pinpoint why. Time, prayer and love solve all things. They are flesh of our flesh and blood of our blood and our relationship is eternal.
Maybe the moment when the mother begins having more energy, more interest in life, starts eating and sleeping better and manages to resume some her tasks, coincides with the full takeover of the siblings cells filling the gaps.
But what if it was her only child?
Would that explain that those bereaved mothers are the ones who get sick and even die prematurely, or take longer to recuperate? Did our God of love also have a microchimerism plan B for this situation?
Yes. Science has not only discovered replicas of the children inside the mother’s brains. They also found assorted cells of the parents, the mother’s siblings, the grandparents, and who knows how far up the family tree those cells get stored in your DNA and backup database. Perhaps all the way to the Garden of Eden!
In most cultures and countries, when a mother loses her only child, other family members are there for her to nurture and accompany her until she can stand by herself again. Doesn’t it make sense that the same thing would happen at a microchimerical level? The cells of the closest relatives alive in your body would be the ones to come to the emergency rescue and takeover the vacant positions.
Most religions and even science admits that all that exists is somehow related, that we are all part of something bigger and we all affect each other for good or for bad.
Consider the universe and its mathematical perfection, the planets, stars, and galaxies, all perfectly synchronized and moving in harmony, each in its place and fulfilling its role. We see the same with the micro cosmos, with the molecules, atoms, neutrons and protons. And now, that we know about this deep and intimate universe at the microchimeric cell level, we can see the same miracle inside our bodies.
Everything works in order, in love and beauty, with total commitment to fulfill the purpose they were created for.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
And us human beings know so little… but we get so proud with the progress of science and technology, we admire our buildings, industries and machines, we worship our knowledge and scientific discoveries.
But I think that there is more wisdom, knowledge, mystery and love in only one single human cell, than in all the knowledge of humanity put together. And those mysteries are not hidden.
God reveals His secrets to His Sons and His servants the prophets. He said:
“Call unto Me and I will answer you, and will show you great and mighty things that thou knowest not.”
We can chose to listen with our hearts, to become as little children and marvel at what is happening all around us.
Let’s unplug the TV set, the computer and even our cell phones..! Even if for only one hour, lets get out for a walk in the country side or the beach, lets listen to the sounds of nature and feel part of it.
How long has it been since you laid on the grass watching the clouds, or in the sand at night admiring the starry skies? Did you know that the stars are still there? Lets go look at them. They are proof that our Father loves us.
And spend time with your children, after all, although they don’t know, and may be too far or too busy to communicate with you as much as you wish, their microchimerism inside you is continually thanking you for having given them life and the love, attention, nurture and care that only a mother can give.
If this article has sparked questions in your heart, ask God for the answers. Share it with us in the comments so we can all benefit from it.
We have as much right as the scientists to figure things out, speculate, and create our own theories and hypothesis, with the difference that if we ask God about it we may get it right the first time.