"My warmest memories of my childhood are associated with my mother and my grandmother – they're giving them strength to overcome the difficulties now that she's no longer ahead. Be wary, love and protect her moms! " calls on the Minister.
Mother's Day was first celebrated on the second Sunday of May in 1908 in the United States, when Sunday school teacher Anna Rice Jarshir from West Virginia held church services to honor her mother.
According to LM information, 20,800 children were born in 2017, 1100 fewer than in 2016. In 2017, the highest birth rates for women aged 25-34 were 62% for women in this age group.
The Ministry of Justice reported that the proportion of the second and third child in the total number of newborn babies is increasing in the country, and the proportion of second children in total newborn babies has reached the mid-80s and at present currently the proportion of third children in the total number of newborn babies is the highest in the last 30 years.
According to LM, there are over 200,000 families with children under 18 in Latvia, and nearly 40,000 of them are large families caring for three or more children daily.
The Ministry of Defense noted that a number of significant changes in legislation affecting new mothers have come into effect in recent years. Parental benefit can now be obtained if the employment relationship has ended during pregnancy or after maternity leave.