They looked at the 50 states and the District of Columbia, judging them on 32 measures of having a baby.
The factors range in areas of cost, healthcare, baby friendliness and family friendliness.
With all that in mind, Massachusetts earns the honor of best state to have a baby earning a score of 68.81 out of 100.
Massachusetts comes in at number two for both healthcare and family friendliness, and at four for baby friendliness. It isn’t cheap though, with Massachusetts landing at 28th for cost.
District of Columbia, which ranks seventh overall, is tops for baby friendliness, while Minnesota, second over all, is on top for family friendliness.
Meanwhile, Vermont, third overall, is tops for healthcare.
Top Ten Best States To Have A Baby
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
- District of Columbia
South Carolina and pretty much every SEC state sucked.
Ten Worst States To Have A Baby
- South Carolina
- North Carolina