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Pregnancy Dynamics

28 October 2021

When pregnant, the cells of the baby migrate into the mother’s bloodstream and then circle back into the baby by a process 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 mother’s tissues, bones, brain, and skin, often staying 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 an abortion is performed, these cells still migrate into the mother’s 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 specialise in mending the heart.

The baby helps repair the mother, while the mother builds the baby. This is often why certain illnesses vanish during pregnancy.

It’s incredible how mother’s bodies protect the baby at all costs, and the baby protects & rebuilds the mother back – so that the baby can develop safely and survive.

Think about pregnancy cravings for a moment. Mum suddenly develops a passion for foods she has never eaten previously, or food combinations that seem odd – what is the mother deficient in that the baby made them crave?

Studies have also shown cells from a fetus can be found in a mother’s brain 18 years after she gave birth.

If you’re a mother you know how you can intuitively feel your child even when they are not there. There is scientific proof that mothers carry them for years and years even after they have given birth to them.

BCST practitioners work closely with the birth, pre and post natal dynamics. It is an incredibly gentle, yet powerful, way to work with both mother and baby to help process and integrate in utero and birth dynamics – which can often stay with us as imprints for many years post delivery.

How wonderful that this symbiotic relationship nurtures both the mother and the developing child. Once again, a demonstration of the incredible intelligence within the human anatom.

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