17 Interesting Facts About Mothers on Mother’s Day 2024!

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There is no love like that of a mother. From humans carrying babies in wombs for 9 months to the 22-month-long pregnancy of elephants, mothers are an exceptional creation of god. Each species on this planet has a beautiful and differently unique pregnancy journey. But did you know that new mothers tend to carry or cradle their newborns on the left side of their bodies, close to their hearts? As the joyous occasion of Mothers’ Day 2024 is around the corner, here are a few interesting facts about mothers. 

Fun Facts About Mothers

  1. The date of Mother’s Day is not always the same every year.
  1. Ancient Greece observed one of the earliest Mother’s Day celebrations in honour of Rhea, the goddess of fertility and motherhood.
  1. Every female fetus develops all the eggs she will ever have during her entire lifetime.
  1. Mothers can recognize their baby’s crying before anyone else. This is because of the increased levels of oxytocin in their brain. 
  1. The youngest mother ever recorded in history was Lina Medina. She was just 5 years old when she gave birth to a 6 lb. baby boy via cesarean. It all happened in 1939 in Peru.
Facts About Mothers
  1. On average, a mother will have changed about 7,300 diapers by the time her newborn reaches the age of two years old. 
  1. The first known or recorded incidence of nonpulets surviving birth happened on 6 May 2021 to Halima Cisse in Casablanca, Morocco.
  1. Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev of Russia is the mom with the most kids. She gave birth to 69 children between the time period 1725 and 1765. 
Facts About Mothers
  1. 208 days or 6 ½ months is the shortest interval between two births. Jayne Bleackley gave birth to a son on September 3, 1999, followed by the birth of her daughter on March 30, 2000. 
  1. Erramatti Mangayamma gave birth to twins at the age of 74 through IVF, making her the oldest person to give birth. 
  1. Around 50-80% of new moms experience a phenomenon called “Mommy Brain”, characterised by brain fog and forgetfulness. 
Facts About Mothers
  1. Blue whale mothers produce about 50 gallons of milk every day. 
  1. Bottlenose dolphins may teach their babies whistling sounds even before they are born. 
  1. There is an old wives’ saying, “gain a child and lose a tooth.” This is because pregnant women often face gum diseases and lack of calcium. (Read more facts here: 20 Facts About Pregnancy You Did Not Know)
Facts About Mothers
  1. It is believed that the Ice Age would have wiped us out as we need sunlight to survive. However, a genetic tweak allowed mothers to transmit Vitamin D and other essential nutrients to babies. 
  1. Feeding babies with bottles might be older than we think. Researchers have found clay vessels, shaped into hands, feet, and mythical animals with milk residue.

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