We all know that a mother is a mother and that she cannot be replaced by anything in the world. She gave us life and is the most special and important being in our lives, together with a father or with children in the future.
The love that is felt for the children is above all. It is an unconditional love that can be accompanied by problems or diverse circumstances, but within our hearts that love must be cared for deeply so that later we do not find emotional imbalances.
It is a bond that we did not choose but that is essential for our emotional health both in the present and in the future. Therefore, it is crucial to take care of all these family relationships so that we can have a balanced development. And if, for some reason, these relationships cannot be taken care of and have harmed us in some way, it is important to seek the necessary professional help to manage those somewhat more intense emotions.
The cells of the children live in the brain of their mothers
Although it seems incredible, nature will never stop surprising us. It turns out that the cells of the children live for years in the brains of their mothers. A mother has a deep and special connection from the moment she becomes pregnant. Her children are part of her and that is why there is that emotional and physical connection that cannot be repeated with anything or anyone.
The human being is a plural organism, and at the cellular level we have inheritance from our ancestors. As for the mother, it is known that her cells move between her and the baby in her womb through the placenta, something that helps them to be incorporated into different organs in her formation.
It is now known that the lifespan of these cells goes beyond delivery. For example, male cells from a male child can live in women for many years after they have been pregnant.
What is microchimerism
That the cells of a child live in the mother’s brain many years after giving birth, is called microchimerism (cells from a different organism to the one in which they reside). This is the result of cell exchange that occurs in pregnancy, through the placenta. Although it also happens in breastfeeding and that is why the connection is so special.
On the other hand, microchimerism also occurs in twins who have exchanged cells in the womb… giving rise to a very special physical and emotional connection. The possibility that cells from an older child could be passed to a younger child through the placenta in the next pregnancy is also considered. This could happen because the women who keep these cells inside could later share them with other children.
What are these cells for?
The function of these cells is not fully understood, but it is thought to regenerate tissue as if they were (because they are not) stem cells. They may also play an important role in the immune system, protecting the person who receives these cells. For example, these types of cells inhabit more healthy women than those with cancer, for example.
Therefore, the human being is a plural being. We are emotionally connected beings, but also in a sociobiological way. We are not just an individual, although we think so… we are the set of many beings, starting with the deep connection we have with the mother.
That is why it is important not to think of ourselves as individual people and independent from the rest… it is true that we have our own idiosyncrasies, but these cells make us see that in reality, we are a part of a whole.