Having a Baby? Drive to Oregon
Looking to have a child in a safe place? Then, leave Idaho and travel to one of the northern coasts. WalletHub has compiled a list of best and worst states to have a baby. Much of New England, Oregon and Washington State are in the top 10. Idaho places a fair #20.
You can see the list here. These coastal states at the top of the list would appear to have more doctors and likely more hospitals.
I’ve got a theory percolating on why some states did so poorly in the survey. Many are rural and it’s a long drive to see a doctor, although. I may be out on a limb, but in many of the states near the bottom I’ll wager there is a methamphetamine epidemic. Babies may be born to meth addicts, and then the addicted parents may not have the resources to see medical professionals.