Is New York The Best State to Have a Baby?
Is New York the ideal place for parents and their newborns?
August is one of the most popular months for newborn arrival, and Americans pay the highest birthing costs in the world.
Wallethub has released a report on 2017 Best & Worst States To Have a Baby.
To determine the best place for parents and their newborns in the U.S., Wallethub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key measures 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.
So where did New York rank compared to the rest of the country?
New York ranked 35th. Here's the full chart:
Having A Baby in New York:
- 30th - Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
- 32nd - Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
- 49th - Avg. Annual Cost of Early Child Care
- 6th - Infant Mortality Rate
- 21st - Rate of Low Birth-Weight
- 23rd - Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
- 46th - Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
- 45th - Child-Care Centers per Capita
- 3rd - Parental-Leave Policy Score