On Mom’s and Babies: Do you know that …

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  • Every three seconds a baby is born
  • The most number of children born to a woman is recorded at 69 to Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev of Shuya, Russia. In a total of 27 confinements between 1725 and 1765, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. Only two of the children died in infancy.
  • Sweden has the lowest birth rate in the world, one in 100. Malawi in Africa has the highest, 5.3 in 100.
  • The world’s first test tube twins were born in June, 1981 (Whew! That’s my birth month and year! I wonder what’s their birth date?!?)
  • Australia produced the world’s first test tube twins, triplets, quadruplets, baby born from a frozen-embryo baby.
  • Twins are born less frequently in the eastern part of the world than in the western.
  • The most premature baby was James Gill, the son of Brenda and James, who was born 128 days premature on May 20, 1987, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He weighed 1.5 lbs.
  • In 1994 alone, at least 79 sets of quadruplets were born in the US.
  • There are approximately 15-19 sets of quints born per year in the US
  • The youngest mother on record was a five-year old Peruvian girl whose name is Lina Medina

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