Ten Best Countries for Mothers

Updated July 19, 2021 | Infoplease Staff

Norway tops the list of best countries for moms

The following table lists the top ten countries of the world according to the most recent report from Save the Children. The Mother's Index ranks the health, educational, and economic conditions for mothers in 179 countries. Industrialized and European countries are consistently among the highest ranking countries. This data was last collected and reported in 2014, the most recent date on record.


The countries that make the list have a few common elements. All of the countries on the list offer significant protections for expectant mothers, including maternity leave and easily accessible prenatal care.

Source: savethechildren.org, Mother's Index.
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