10 best, worst states to have a baby

Vermont, Massachusetts and Minnesota are among the best states to have a baby, according to a recent report by WalletHub.

To determine the most ideal places to have a baby in the U.S., WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 26 measurements, including cost, healthcare accessibility, and baby- and family-friendliness, among other factors.

Here are the 10 best states to have a baby:

  1. Vermont
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Hampshire
  5. North Dakota
  6. Connecticut
  7. Colorado
  8. Nebraska
  9. District of Columbia
  10. California

Here are the 10 worst states to have a baby:

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

To access the full report, click here.

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