September 27, 2022

WalletHub Press Release

Florida Is 2022's 6th Worst State to Have a Baby

| 8/8/2022

With the average birth costing over $3,000 for mothers with insurance, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the most ideal places in the U.S. for parents and their newborns, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 32 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.   Having a Baby in Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 34th – Hospital Cesarean-Delivery Charges
  • 33rd – Hospital Conventional-Delivery Charges
  • 33rd – Infant Mortality Rate
  • 34th – Rate of Low Birth-Weight
  • 37th – Midwives & OB-GYNs per Capita
  • 38th – Pediatricians & Family Medicine Physicians per Capita
  • 29th – Child-Care Centers per Capita
  • 21st – Parental-Leave Policy Score
  • 29th – % of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated

View the full report.

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