Just in time for Mother's Day, international nonprofit Save The Children released its list of the best and worst countries to be a mom. The rankings are based on "mothers' and children's health, educational and economic status," according to a press release. Moms in Scandinavia are sitting pretty, with Sweden and Norway taking the number one and two spots. Moms down under also fare well, as New Zealand and Australia also made the top ten. Most of the countries in the bottom ten are in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Niger ranking as the worst place to be a mother. According to statistics from Save the Children, "1 child in 4 does not reach his or her fifth birthday in Afghanistan, Angola, Niger and Sierra Leone. In Sweden, only 1 child in 333 dies before age 5." [Save The Children via NPR]


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