Interesting Facts About Mother's Day! [Infographic]
by Tyler Henson
Interesting facts about Mother's Day!
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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
The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an 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. designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
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 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.
Bobbi 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) Ireland, 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.
Utah has the highest births per woman at 2.5 per woman, and Vermont has the lowest with 1.6 births per woman.
Percentage of women in the U.S. 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:
Cards - 82%, Flowers - 65%, Dinner - 52%, Gift Card - 34%, Clothes - 28%, Jewelry - 26%, CD/Books - 21%, Houseware - 15%, Personal Care - 14%, Electronics - 9%
Have a Very Happy Mother's Day
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