We turned to WalletHub for some answers about where Minnesota ranks when it comes to having a baby.

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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?

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