10 best, worst states to have a baby


PHOENIX Giving birth can be so beautiful yet so pricey.

WalletHub released a list of the best and worst states to have a baby by scoring them in four different categories, cost, health care, baby-friendliness and family-friendliness.

Birthing costs differ by state and also by the person giving birth considering some women can experience complications during delivery.

They compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine where is the most ideal place to give birth.

Source: WalletHub
  1. Vermont, 68.0
  2. Massachusetts, 67.5
  3. North Dakota, 65.8
  4. Rhode Island, 65.0
  5. Minnesota, 64.6
  6. New Hampshire, 64.2
  7. Washington, 59.8
  8. Colorado, 58.0
  9. Connecticut, 57.2
  10. Utah, 56.3

Arizona ranked more towards the end coming in at 37.

The 10 worst states to give birth are,

42. West Virginia
43. Florida
44. Nevada
45. Arkansas
46. Georgia
47. Oklahoma
48. Louisiana
49. South Carolina
50. Alabama
51. Mississippi

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