WalletHub Study: Connecticut is 2016’s third best state to have a baby

Connecticut is 2016’s third best state to have a baby, according to a study done by the personal-finance website WalletHub.

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. WalletHub’s data set ranges from “hospital Caesarean-delivery charges” to “annual average infant-care costs” to “number of pediatricians per capita.”

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

  • 12th – Infant-Mortality Rate
  • 21st – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
  • 11th – Number of Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
  • 5th – Number of Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
  • 15th – Number of Child-Care Centers per Capita
  • 2nd – ‘Parental Leave Policy’ Score
  • 1st – Percentage of Nationally Accredited Child Care Centers

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