Many mums consider
their baby to be the greatest gift they have ever received. In the UK, at least one baby is born every
minute. Yet, how does this compare to other countries worldwide?
We've analysed 169 countries to find out how many babies are born and what they offer people wishing to
become parents – from maternity and paternity leave to joint adoption rights for same sex couples.
Explore our visual representation of birth rates in 24 countries below as well as statistics from around
Scroll down or skip to the full data for all 169 countries.