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T is for trivia about mothers (A-Z Blogging Challenge)
Jayne Bleackley holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born in separate confinements. Her babies were born 208 days apart. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000.
Elizabeth Ann Buttle holds the record for the longest interval between the birth of two children. She gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart. The mother was 60 years old when her son Joseph was born.
The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-33. The odds of her having triplets is 1-in-539.
The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia. Between 1725 and 1765, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.
When the female embryo is only six weeks old, it develops egg cells for her future children. When the baby girl is born, each of her ovaries carries about a million egg cells, all that she will ever have.
August is the most popular month to have a baby. Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to have a baby.
The youngest mother on record was Lina Medina who gave birth at the age of 5 years, 7 months. She delivered a 6-1/2 pound baby boy by cesarean section in Lina, Peru in 1939. See Snopes report.
The median age of a woman giving birth for the first time in the U.S. is 24.8 years.
There are more phone calls made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year. However, the number of calls is declining due to e-mail and other electronic communication.
Mother's Day is the third largest card-sending holiday.
Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.