Ten Best Countries for Mothers

The following table lists the top ten countries of the world to be a mother in 2012. The Mother's Index ranks the health, educational, and economic conditions for mothers in 165 countries. Industrialized and European countries are consistently among the highest ranking countries.

Rank Country
1. Norway
2. Iceland
3. Sweden
4. New Zealand
5. Denmark
6. Finland
9. Ireland
10. Netherlands/United Kingdom
Source: Mother's Index.