With August being one of the most popular months for newborn arrival and Americans paying the highest birthing costs in the world, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the most ideal places in the U.S. for parents and their newborns, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key measures of cost, health care accessibility and baby-friendliness. The data set ranges from hospital conventional-delivery charges to annual average infant-care costs to pediatricians per capita.

North Dakota did very well.  It came in as the 3rd best state to have a baby!  Not a bad place to make them either.  To see how our neighboring states did, Montana, South Dakota and Minnesota did, just click the link below.

Having a Baby in Vermont (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 7th – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
  • 7th – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
  • 12th – Infant Mortality Rate
  • 5th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
  • 2nd – Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
  • 1st – Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
  • 1st – Child-Care Centers per Capita
  • 11th – Parental-Leave Policy Score

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-to-have-a-baby/6513/