You are lying in bed fast asleep and for some inexplicable reason you eyes fly open and you are on full alert. Your whole system is telling you that one of your children is either in trouble, needs assistance or is busy walking down the passage in middle of the night to your bedroom, and you are ready and waiting when they arrive. And your partner/spouse is lying right next to you, dead to the world, completely oblivious!
Neonatal paediatrican, Dr Howard Chilton’s blog from October 2014 says:
“The physical and emotional link between a mother and her child is about as close as a relationship can be. New research now shows the physical connection is even deeper than anyone previously thought.
Stem cells from the fetus have now been found in many areas of the mother’s brain, heart and other organs. These stem cells are ‘pluripotent’ that is, they can potentially be induced to form many different cells lines such as brain or cardiac tissue and help in regeneration.
Another study illustrated their potential. The heart of pregnant animals were damaged by blockage of a coronary artery, simulating a severe heart attack, though this was not lethal. Later after the animals delivered, the heart was examined. Stem cells from their fetus had migrated to the damaged mother’s heart and helped it repair itself.
These cells from each and every one of your children are there, in your brain and heart…. for life. And they will all still be there when you die.” For the full blog and references, click here.
Mothers are the purest expression of love in the world. Wishing you much love and appreciation this Mother’s Day. Allow yourself to be pampered and celebrated for who you are and what you bring to the world.