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The Biology that Enables and Complicates Motherhood - Steinbach

March 5 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, Studio B, 304 Second St, Steinbach


Parents readily connect with their children emotionally. However, the mother has the unique ability to form an initial physical and biological connection for nine months. Pregnancy begins with the miraculous union of two gametes, and is followed by a gestational period where the mother accepts and nurtures her genetically and immunologically foreign fetus. Throughout this period, there is give and take between the mother and the fetus. While the mother’s influence on the fetus is well known, the effects of pregnancy on the mother, both good and bad, are far from well understood. There are long-term and lasting impacts on the cellular make-up and biological health of the mother.

Rebecca Dielschneider (PhD, University of Manitoba) joined Providence in 2016 and initiated the science program, which now offers a Bachelor of Science degree. She is an award-winning researcher, leader, and public speaker, and is the mother of two young boys.


The 2019 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, morality, missiology, history, biology, hermeneutics, race and gender. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend - no registration required.

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