Just over 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. Most births take place in September more than any other month. The most popular day for babies to make their entrance is Tuesday, followed by Monday. Sunday is the slowest day, with 35.1 fewer births than average. California, Texas, and New York (in descending order) had the greatest number of births. Utah had the highest birth rate, with 88 births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44. Vermont had the fewest births, followed by Wyoming, North Dakota, and District of Columbia.
WalletHub analyzed the best and worst states to have a baby by looking not only at budget considerations but also health care conditions and the baby-friendliness of the state.
Texas ranked number 24 ahead of California, NY and Florida but not anywhere close as North East and North.
Families in the United States pay the highest birthing costs in the world, according to a report from the International Federation of Health Plans.
The average cost of a conventional delivery at an American hospital is $9,775. For a C-Section, it’s $15,041.