Being a mother isn't easy, no matter where you live. But American women have it easier than many others around the world, even as controversy swells around the health care system and maternal health in particular.
Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers 2014 report, released at the beginning of May, illustrates the shocking inequality mothers are subject to around the world. While some countries are blazing the path for social, medical and technological maternal health success, many others are struggling with soaring mortality rates and terrible birthing conditions.
Check out the 10 most difficult places to be a mother below, and check out the rest of the State of the World's Mothers report here.