Tweet Chat Wrap: The Global State of Motherhood

By ABC News

May 8, 2014 7:58am

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The U.S. fell to 31st place out of 178 countries on Save the Children's State of Motherhood annual rankings. Credit: Getty.

By Hope Jackson, M.D., and Devika Dixit, M.D.

Just in time for Mother’s Day comes the release of Save the Children’s “State of the World’s Mothers” report, which outlines the best and worst places to be a mom and a child across the globe.

This year, the U.S. tumbled to 31st place thanks to an increased risk of maternal and little improvement in the childhood death rate.

What are we doing for mothers and children in the U.S.? What about the rest of the world? Those were questions in this week’s ABC News health tweet chat, moderated by ABC News’s chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser.

You can read the entire chat transcript here, or catch the highlights below.

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