10 Fun Facts About Mothers

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Here are five fun facts about both human and animal moms.


1
Polar bear moms put on around 400 pounds during their pregnancy.

2
A mother koala will feed her baby her own feces.

3
While mother hamsters are cute and furry, they are infamous baby eaters.

4
Approximately 800 women die each day from pregnancy-related causes during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum around the world.

5
Although the U.S. spends more money than any other country on health care as well as on maternal care, it is more dangerous to give birth in the U.S. than in 49 other countries, including Kuwait, Bulgaria, and South Korea.

6
The youngest mother in recorded history is Lina Medina. She was just 5 years and 7 months old when she gave birth to a 6.5 lb. boy by C-section in Peru in 1939.

7
The oldest mother in modern history to give birth is Rajo Devi Lohan from India. She was 70 years old in 2008 when she gave birth to a baby girl.

8
The mom with the most kids is Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev of Russia. She gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765.

9
The mother who gives birth to the largest baby on Earth is a mother elephant. After enduring 22 months of pregnancy, she gives birth to a blind, 200-pound calf.

10
A mother orangutan never puts her babies down and typically nurses them for 6 or 7 years.