There is probably no other holiday in the entire year that is enjoyed and celebrated by people of all ages and backgrounds than Mother’s Day. There are many surprising facts about mothers that you probably don’t know, so dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych is sharing some with you today!
The youngest mother whose history is authenticated delivered a 6½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of just 5 years and 7 months.
On April 9, 2003, a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India became the world’s oldest mother, giving birth to a baby boy.
Bobbie McCaughey gave birth to the first set of surviving septuplets – four boys and three girls – in a period of just 16 minutes in 1997.
Jayne Bleackley gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000. The babies were born just 208 days apart.
Elizabeth Ann Buttle gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart.
The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69; 67 of them survived infancy.
The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leontina Albina who claims to be the mother of 64 children, of which only 55 are documented.
Elvis Was a Mama’s Boy?
Another bit of trivia you may not know: Elvis Presley, was a mama’s boy. He slept in the same bed with his mother, Gladys, until he reached puberty. Up until Elvis entered high school, she walked him back and forth to school every day and made him take along his own silverware so that he wouldn’t catch germs from the other kids. Gladys forbade young Elvis from going swimming or doing anything that might put him in danger. The two of them also conversed in a strange baby talk that only they could understand.