MA #8th best place to have a baby

MA is 8th Best State to Have a Baby

To give expectant parents an idea of the delivery costs, health-care accessibility and baby-friendliness of each state, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics. Our data set ranges from “hospital Caesarean-delivery charges” to “annual average infant-care costs” to “number of pediatricians per capita.”

MA #8th best place to have a baby

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

  • 17th – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
  • 23rd – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
  • 3rd – Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 19th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
  • 9th – Number of Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
  • 2nd – Number of Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
  • 23rd – Number of Child-Care Centers per Capita
  • 16th – ‘Parental Leave Policy’ Score
1 Vermont
2 Maine
3 Connecticut
4 Minnesota
5 New Hampshire
6 Hawaii
7 Oregon
8 Massachusetts
9 North Dakota
10 Washington

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