#LIST: Best and WORST States To Have A Baby!

Having a baby is a big decision, and as much as you may want to become a parent, the costs may play a huge role in whether or not to have that tot. But the cost of having a baby does vary depending on where you live and now a new report reveals the states where you may be better off reconsidering that decision to start a family. 

WalletHub looked at the 50 states and the District of Columbia, judging them on 30 key measures of having a baby including cost, healthcare accessibility and baby and family friendliness to determine the Best and Worst States to Have A Baby. Among the factors considered where pediatricians per capita, hospital charges for conventional delivery, cost of a babysitter or nanny and more. 

With all that in mind, Vermont retains the title of best state to have a baby for another year earning a score of 68.03 out of 100 and coming in at number one for healthcare and four for family friendliness. 

Top Ten Best States To Have A Baby

  1. Vermont
  2. Massachusetts
  3. North Dakota
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Minnesota
  7. Washington
  8. Colorado
  9. Connecticut
  10. Utah 

On the flipside, folks in Mississippi may want to reconsider having a child. The state was once again named the worst place to have baby, earning just a 25.47, and coming in dead last for healthcare and 49th for family friendliness.

Ten Worst States To Have A Baby

  1. Mississippi
  2. Alabama
  3. South Carolina
  4. Louisiana
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Georgia
  7. Arkansas
  8. Nevada
  9. Florida
  10. West Virginia

Click here to see where your state fell on the list.

HT: WalletHub

Photo: Getty

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