Babies' Cells Linger, May Protect MothersI read about this on another blog some time back and thought it was pretty interesting. Here's to hoping that these cells are either helping or just hanging around enjoying the scenery. Motherhood has enough enemies without having to deal with the possibility that these cells leftover from baby may be responsible for certain diseases.
"Some scientists have proposed that when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or a daughter, but a gift of cells that stays behind and protects her for the rest of her life. That's because a baby's cells linger in its mom's body for decades and -- like stem cells -- may help to repair damage when she gets sick. It's such an enticing idea that even the scientists who came up with the idea worry that it may be too beautiful to be true."