Sunday, September 13, 2009

Modern Motherhood

There is no such thing as a “typical” family any more, just as there is no such thing as an “normal” pregnancy. Cookie Magazine printed some interesting statistics about mothers, pregnancy, and families that make you realize that modern motherhood is anything but cookie-cutter.

Did you know???

· The most common day of the week to be born is Tuesday?
· The birthrate for mothers aged 45-49 has gone up 300 percent since 1990?
· The percentage of babies born by Caesarean in 2006 was 31 percent?
· The current cost of one year’s supply of formula on average is $1500?
· The increase in the number of twins from 1980 to 2004 was 70 percent?
· The number of new moms, ages 35 and up in 2006 was 113,371?
· The percentage of births to single mothers in 1970 and 2006 was 22.4 percent and 36.2 percent, respectively?

The ever-changing state of motherhood is fascinating. It just goes to show you that families are made in many ways and all are wonderful and special!

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