“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.”
An expectant mother will get about 135 labor pains with her first baby.
Daily human birth count peaks between 3 and 4 a.m.
Nine out of 10 fathers stay with the mothers during childbirth.
Less than two percent of American babies are born at home...and for half of those that are, the mothers had intended to go to hospitals but things happened too quickly.
Twins generally arrive about 24 days earlier than single babies.
Pakistan’s former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, is the only head of state in the 20th century to give birth while in office.
Childbirth was the number one cause of death among women in colonial times. (Burns from cooking over open fireplaces was number two.)
More people are born during July and August than at any other time of the year.
Among newborn babies, the ratio of sons to daughters remains fairly stable, except immediately after every big war. Then, the returning soldiers father a much higher proportion of sons. Explanations vary.
Who said that?
Our quote at the top of the page — “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” — is from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.