10 Best and Worst Places to Be Mom

Being a mother is one moment of happiness for women, especially if it can be in the best places to be a mother. Whichever place best and worst to be a mother?

Save the Children conducted a survey and compare Mother 160 countries around the world to find any country that can rank the best and worst countries for mothers and children.

The ratings are based on health, education and economic status of mothers and children.As quoted from WebMD, Friday (5/7/2010), the following 10 best country to become a mom:
Norway
Australia
Iceland
Sweden
Danish
New Zealand
Finland
Netherlands
Belgium
German

While the 10 worst countries to be a mother:
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Sudan
Mali
Democratic Republic of Congo
Yemen
Guinea-Bissau
Chad
Niger
Afghanistan

Why do many countries in Africa, Afghanistan also became the worst place to be a mother? In Afghanistan and countries in Africa, only 15 percent of births attended by health personnel, and one of eight women died from pregnancy or childbirth-related child issues.

According to the survey, the United States there is only ranked 28th. Maternal mortality rate in the United States is one of 4800, as well as not providing enough state maternity policy which is responsible for the lower classes of society.

Women in the United States five times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy than women in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Greece, or Italy. And 10 times larger than the women in Ireland.

The United States also highly rated in the mortality rate among children under five years old. Noted 8 of 1000 children die before reaching age 5 years.

"While the situations in the United States needs to be improved, the mothers in developing countries are being faced far greater risks to health was also his son, 'said Mary Beth Powers, chief of Save the Children's Newborn and Child Survival Campaign.

According to Beth Powers, a lack of auxiliary power delivery and the challenges in accessing family planning tool, causing women in developing countries face many pregnancies and births are more risky and caused death of mother and child.

Well, what about Indonesia?

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