There are more than six million mums in Australia, many of whom celebrated Mother's Day yesterday with their families.
In keeping with what the day is all about, we visited a group a mums and their newborns at Launceston General Hospital.
We chatted with new mums, and some who had been down the motherhood path before, but all just had eyes for the tiny bundles they cradled in their arms on Sunday morning.
Congratulations to Launceston mums Ashli Thornhill, Rachel Duff, Sophie Williams and Kristy Lyons, who welcomed Archer Eli, Henry James, Daisy Illuka and Thomas Stephen to their families this week.
LGH midwife Stacey Pendrey said Mother's Day births were significant because of what the day meant.
"It's particularly a special time for first-time mums when it happens on Mother's Day," she said.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics recorded 309,142 births in 2017.
This puts the country's fertility rate (measured as the number of children per 1000 women aged between 15 and 49 years) at 1.74, which is the lowest rate since 2001.
In some interesting statistics, the bureau found 51.5 per cent those babies born in 2017 were boys, putting the sex ratio at birth of 106.2 male births per 100 female births.
The age of Australian mothers has been rising for some years now, with the median age now at 31.3 years.
Thirty years ago that median age was 27.7 years.
These 2017 figures also show women aged 30-34 had the highest fertility rate (119.0 children per 1000 women), which is a rise from 90.6 in 1987.
However, the fertility rate for women aged between 25 and 29 was 89.5 in 2017, which had fallen from 139.6 in 1987.
Circling back to the Mother's Day births, May has been the sixth most common month for births in Australia over the past 10 years.
And May 12 - the date for Mother's Day in 2019 - ranked 159 out of 366 days.
Let's celebrate the special brand of leadership that is being a parent.