The mom of a DE baby IS the bio mom

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The mom of a DE baby IS the bio mom
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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 5:13pm

I have been saying how I am fine with and have accepted not having a bio baby. But recently I read some articles that have made me realize that I shouldn't even say that. (I copied this part of the post from one a friend of mine on another board sent me) "There is a whole emerging branch of science that shows that a pregnant woman actually influences the dna of the fetus, whether her egg or a donated one. It is called epigenetics. What you eat, and the biochemistry of your body, actually creates epigenetic changes in gene expression. It has also been proven that a pregnant woman's mental state affects the mental and emotional (personality) characteristics of her unborn child, which persist after birth."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics

Here is another great article about this too:

http://tpvedo.blogspot.com/

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 8:16pm

Amber - thanks so much for posting these!

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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 9:58pm
Totally- it's amazing, isn't it? Your LO is adorable, and he obviously gets that from you!

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Sat, 07-25-2009 - 4:12pm

Amber, That was a great article.

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Sat, 07-25-2009 - 6:52pm

I've read some of this as well and it's really fascinating science.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 07-28-2009 - 8:21am
This is great.

Jess (35)


Happily Married for 8 years and Loving Mom to an amazing 5 year old little girl conceived on second IUI.


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Thu, 07-30-2009 - 11:17pm
Good thing I am in NY! But that's the thing- according to these articles, the baby is yours "genetically" too, since the environment affects which genes are expressed. pretty cool!

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Fri, 07-31-2009 - 9:56am
Very cool, Amber. Thanks for sharing this~even though I'm about 99% fine with this process, there's still that 1% that was mourning the loss of a bio child. But that made me feel tons better. :-)

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