Minnesota Is The ‘2nd Best’ State To Have A Baby In The US
We turned to WalletHub for some answers about where Minnesota ranks when it comes to having a baby.
Simply put, Minnesota is definitely a great place to have a baby! Especially when it comes to having midwives and doctors on hand for the process. Here's where Minnesota ranks regarding a few different baby concerns.
Having a Baby in Minnesota (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
- 22nd – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
- 18th – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
- 15th – Infant Mortality Rate
- 5th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
- 5th – Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
- 6th – Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
- 12th – Parental-Leave Policy Score
This makes Minnesota the 2nd best state in the nation to have a baby! Vermont is at the top of the list.
How did they come up with this data? WalletHub explains, " [...] WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key measures of 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."
This definitely convinces me to stick around Rochester when I decide it's time for a baby. Were you happy with your Minnesota care when it came to your children?