Are you about to give birth or maybe you recently have? Did you bother to check if your state is ranked on the best or worst side of things?
WalletHub has ranked the best and worst states to have a baby in they based it on the following:
26 key measures of cost, health care accessibility, as well as baby- and family-friendliness. Our data set ranges from hospital conventional-delivery charges to annual average infant-care costs to pediatricians per capita. Read on for our findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of our methodology.
So where did New York rank on the list? We are on the outside of the top 10 at number 18, so that also doesn't put us on the worst side of things either. We're just ok.
New England seems to be the place to be to have a baby with Vermont and Massachusetts ranking at number 1 and 2. The South and Southwest seem to be the worst places to have a baby.
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- District of Columbia
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- New Mexico