05/27/2014 12:00 am ET

The 50 Best Places In The World To Be A Mother

When it comes to both developed and developing nations, maternal healthcare is a contentious topic. From a full-year of paid maternity leave to painfully inadequate medical facilities, the experience of pre- and post-pregnancy can be shockingly unequal across the board.

Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers 2014 report, released at the beginning of May, illustrates the development of maternal healthcare around the world. You can see the full report here.

Check out the list below to see 50 countries that are excelling at maternal care. To see the other side of things, take a look at our slideshow of the 10 most difficult places to be a mother.

50 Best Places To Be A Mother