Fetal Microchimerism and Maternal Health (video) Arizona State University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is a story about the mysteries of life. Where myth meets reality. Where science meets science fiction. Where two bodies collide and fact is stranger than fiction. We all know where babies come from, but do we know the power of what they leave behind? Their reach extends far beyond the womb. Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may benefit or undermine maternal health. Credit Written by Athena Aktipis, Amy Boddy, Joe Caspermeyer, Angelo Fortunato, Richard Harth, Carlo Maley and Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University. Produced by Indivio Media, Indivio.com Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.