WalletHub ranked North Carolina at 42 and South Carolina at 41, making the states some of the worst places to have a baby in the nation.
Analysts based the findings on delivery costs, yearly infant-care costs, the infant mortality rate and 14 other criteria.
Americans already pay some of the highest delivery costs in the world, with an average cost of $10,002 and another $5,238 tacked on for a C-section.
The bill can double or triple for those who don't have maternity health coverage.
Vermont ranked first as the best place to have a baby and Mississippi ranked last.
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