Record Breaking Moms

Keeping with the Mother's Day theme, I thought I would share some really cool "Mom" trivia with these record breaking mothers.  Enjoy!


Highest Recorded Number of Children
This woman also holds the highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother- 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev.. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.


Most sets of quadruplets born to the same mother 
Four sets were born to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (Russia, 1707–c.1782) who lived in Shuya, Russia. She also holds the record for being the most prolific mother.


Most sets of twins by same mother 
Barbara Zulu of Barberton, South Africa bore 3 sets of girls and 3 mixed sets in seven years (1967–73). 
Anna Steynvaait of Johannesburg, South Africa produced 2 sets within 10 months in 1960.


Worlds smallest mother
World's Smallest Mother (2ft 4in)
The world's smallest mother is about to give birth for the third time - despite warnings she is risking
her life. Stacey Herald, who is just 2ft 4in tall, was told that becoming pregnant could kill her, but bravely defied doctors to have two babies half her height.


First mother-child supercentenarians
Supercentenarians are people who have attained an age greater than 110. Mary P Romero Zielke Cota (USA, b.1870) died in 1982 aged 112 years 17 days; her daughter, Rosabell Zielke Champion Fenstermaker (USA, b. 1893), was equally long-lived and died in 2005 aged 111 years 344 days.


Oldest mother to conceive naturally 
On 20 August 1997, Dawn Brooke (UK) became the oldest natural mother when she gave birth to a son by Caesarian section at the age of 59 years. She conceived accidentally, having managed to ovulate past her last period.


Oldest Mother (not conceived naturally)
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 26-year-old niece, Veenarani Mahapatra, and the sperm of Veenarani's husband.


Oldest person to give birth to twins
The oldest mother is Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who gave birth by caesarean section to twin boys, Christian and Pau, aged 66 years 358 days at the Sant Pau hospital, Barcelona, Spain on 29 December 2006


Youngest Mother
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.


Shortest Interval Between Two Children
Jayne Bleackley is the mother who holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born in separate confinements. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000. The babies were born 208 days apart.


Mother of Most Surviving Children From a Single Birth (8 babies)
Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman Gutierrez, known as Octomom in the media, is an American woman who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009.

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