National Birth Mother’s Day
National Birth Mother’s Day:
A day of recognition of the biological mothers across the world, the National Birth Mother’s Day is celebrated on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
|2022||14th May||Saturday||United States|
|2023||13th May||Saturday||United States|
|2024||12th May||Saturday||United States|
Why National Birth Mother’s Day?
Mothers are the epitome of kindness and love, especially towards their children. Yet there are some mothers who have to place their children for adoption for various reasons. An effort to honor these mothers, and being mindful of their tribute is the day we celebrate as the National Birth Mother’s Day. The day is a celebration of the mothers who were forced to place their kids for adoption due to personal reasons or unrelenting circumstances. The day is to remember and to remind that they deserve support and recognition as much as everyone else. It is also a day for those who have adopted children to appreciate the mother who gave birth to their kids and remind themselves of the sacrifice made by these biological mothers.
How can we celebrate National Birth Mother’s Day:
Women who give away their children are generally ignored and their sacrifice is forgotten and has to undergo a tough life. The National Birth Mother’s Day is a way to remind society of the sacrifice made by these women and to give them the recognition they deserve. Over years, the day has become a way to spread awareness about adoption and the consequences for those who are involved in it to society.
If you are looking to celebrate this day, and wondering on how it can be done rightly, then here we have a few pointers to help you out.
- If you are aware of someone who had to relinquish their rights and give up their child for adoption, then you can use this day to reach out to them. You can express your solidarity that you stand with them and care for them. You can have a get-together to honor such women with creative music and other options and share on social media with #NationalBirthMother’sDay.
- For the cases where there is an open adoption then you can use this day to show your kindness to the birth mother and show them how their child is growing up to realize their dreams.
- Of course, as much as mothers are important, our Mother Nature who gives so much to us also deserves kindness. You can use this day to spread the love about these women by planting trees and honoring them for what they have done to society.
Interesting facts about National Birth Mother’s Day:
On the National Birth, Mother’s Day here are a few things or facts that you might find interesting about motherhood in general across species.
- The mothers in most of the mammals use their left side to carry the kids, not just humans and this is despite the fact whether the mothers are left or right-handed.
- While mothers do lose gray matter during the pregnancy their brains become more efficient in handling social cues and responding to them during this period.
- A study apparently shows that women who have boys in their wombs are more sensitive and get disgusted easily than women with girls.
- Squirrels take more measures and risks when it comes to protecting their babies which is not surprising given that all mothers are protective of their children.
- Studies show that cows churn out more milk when their calf is a girl.
- Sea otters nurse their smaller ones so much that they end up in exhaustion.
- The Blue Whale mothers churn out as much as 50 gallons of milk every day.
- The bottles used for feeding children date back to as much as prehistory, with clay bottle vessels discovered in Germany, dating back to more than 7000 years.
History of National Birth Mother’s Day:
The day was first established in the year 1990 in the state of Washington, USA. The founder Mary Jean Wolch-Marsh started this day for women like her who were forced to give up their children for adoption. The decision was taken to celebrate this day, a day before Mother’s Day to show their support and that they stand together for those women who have given their children for adoption to emphasize that they deserve as much honor as other mothers in the society.