There are about 2 billion mothers in the world. 4.3 babies are born every second.
On average today a mother has 2 children
In the 1950s 3-4
In the 1700s 7-10
Italy is the European country with the highest number of first-time mothers over 40.
In Europe the average age for mothers to give birth is 28 years and 7 months.
In Asia 28.5
In the United States 25
In Latin America 21.4
In Africa 16
"Mom" is the first word almost all children utter. This happens at 7-8 months. The word’s phonemes are the same in many languages.
72% of mothers with children over 1 year old work (vs. 39% in 1976)
55% of mothers with a child under 1 year old work (vs. 31% in 1976)
The youngest mom in history is Peruvian: Lina Medina had a child at the age of 5 years, 7 months and 17 days in 1939
The oldest one is Indian: Omkari Panwar had two twins at the age of 70 in 2008, through IVF treatment and using donor eggs.
A mom changes about 7,300 diapers by her baby’s 2nd birthday
A mother takes about 2 minutes and 5 seconds
A father 1 minute and 36 seconds