Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
We all are aware of the wonderful system of child birth. A mother’s body becomes the sanctuary in which an infant is protected while it develops. Scientists have recently discovered a process designed to protect an infant's brain during the trauma of child birth.
It seems the mother’s body chemically protects her child’s brain during delivery by temporarily silencing the child’s brain cells. Recent studies identify the hormone oxytocin as the chemical from the mother’s body used to induce this temporary mental silence. Oxytocin is very important to childbirth, motherhood, and life in general.
Another recent interesting find concerning motherhood is that there are particular neural circuits involving several regions in a mother’s brain tied specifically to her child’s voice. Everyone has known that a mother can pick her child’s voice from a crowd of noisy children, but now we know why. When a mother first identifies a child as her child (this includes adopted children), God biologically gives that child’s voice an exclusive permanent space in his/her mother’s brain. Our Father in heaven is amazing!
Oh... by the way, the picture is of Betsy Barnes, my daughter, and her youngest child, Collin... oh how my Father has blessed me!