From Save The Children's
State of the World's Mothers 2011 Report
PAID PARENTAL LEAVE varies greatly by country. Sweden offers a generous 480 days to be shared between parents and distributed however they see fit until the child is eight years old. That kind of support can be appealing for first time parents and it's why, this May, one US citizen and her Swedish husband will be having their baby in Sweden - ranked the number
one four country in which to be a mother by Save the Children's annual Mothers' Index.
Candice Madrid-Dahlqvist spoke with KTD producer Sarah Gonzales from her current home in London about the decision to have - and raise - their child in Sweden.
Correction: In the introduction to this piece we stated that Sweden was ranked as the number one country in which to be a mother by Save the Children. They are ranked number four out of 164 countries.