Interesting Facts About Mother�۪s Day
Moms Worth Mentioning
The driving force behind Mother�۪s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W. Va, and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother�۪s Day.
The youngest mother whose history is authenticated in Lina Medina, who delivered a 6 �_-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at the age of 5 years and 7 months. The child was raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when he was 10.
On April 9, 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra, a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India, became the world�۪s oldest mother when she gave birth to a baby boy. Satyabhama and her husband had been married for 50 years, but this is their first child. The baby was conceived through artificial insemination using eggs from the woman�۪s niece, and the sperm of Veenarani�۪s husband.
Bobby McCaughey is the mother who holds the record for the most surviving children from a single birth. She gave birth to the first set of surviving septuplets- four boys and three girls- on November 19,1997, at the University Hospital, Iowa, US. Conceived by in vitro fertilization, the babies were delivered after 31 weeks by cesarean in the space of 16 minutes.
The State of Mom
The Best Places to be a Mother
1 Norway 2 Iceland 3 Sweden 4. New Zealand
5. Denmark 6. Finland 7. Australia
8. Belgium 9. Ireland 10. U.K.
25. United States
There are more than 85.4 Million Mothers in the United States
Highest Birth Rate vs Lowest Birth Rate
2.5 Utah 1.6 Vermont
Percentage of Women in the US Age 15 to 44 who have
0 Kids 47% 1 Kid 17% 2 Kids 20% 3 Kids 10% 4+ Kids 5%
The Cost of Love
Americans Plan to Spend $18.6 Billion This Year on Mother�۪s Day
91% of Moms Want an iPad
What People are Really Getting Mom:
34% Gift Card
14% Personal Care
Have a Very Happy Mother�۪s Day!