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Source: WalletHub

Connecticut named one of the best states to have a baby

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Connecticut is one of the best states in the country when it comes to having a baby.

The personal finance website WalletHub ranked each state and the District of Columbia on its list of 2015’s Best and Worst States to Have a Baby.

The site said September is one of the most popular months for newborn arrivals.

Connecticut ranked 11th according to 21 key metrics, including delivery costs, average annual infant care costs, the per-capita of midwives and OB-GYNs and the per-capita number of child care centers.

Broken down further, the state was:

  • 7th in infant death rate
  • 21st in rate of low birth weight
  • 13th in number of midwives and OB-GYNs per capita
  • 4th in number of pediatricians per capita
  • 10th in number of child care centers per capita
  • 2nd in ‘parental leave policy’ score
  • 7th in rate of preterm births
  • 3rd in percentage of nationally accredited child care centers

Vermont took the top honors, mostly because of its health care ranking.

Mississippi finished at the bottom.

To check out the complete results of the study, click here.

According to the International Federation of Health Plans, Americans pay the highest birthing costs in the world. The average price tag for a delivery in the country is more than $10,000. It’s more than $15,000 for women who have a C-section.

In Spain, it costs less than $2,300.

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