Wallethub, the financial services site, recently ranked states in terms of which were the best places to give birth. How did the Garden State rank? A dismal 37th.
The primary reason for the low grade was cost; New Jersey ranked 48th in terms of “budget,” ahead of only Alaska and Connecticut. The state was among the most expensive when it came to both Cesarean and conventional deliveries. It did a bit better for healthcare rank (18th) and baby-friendly environment (13th).