How much does it cost to have a baby? Insurance Company Says Louisiana 9th Cheapest |


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Got baby fever? If so, you might not after reading this.

Some pregnancies are planned and some are not, but one thing is for sure, having a baby can be expensive. According to QuoteWizard, having a child costs between $21,000 and $37,000 in the first year, depending on where you live.

The insurance company said childbirth costs an average of about $12,000, childcare costs an average of $10,000, and health insurance costs about $5,000 nationwide. According to QuoteWizard, Alaska is the most expensive place to have a baby costing around $37,000 and Arkansas is the cheapest place to have a baby costing on average around $20,000.

Louisiana ranks as the 9th cheapest state to have a baby. Although it is ranked among the cheapest, it can still be expensive. Between labor and delivery, child care costs and health insurance, it now costs more than $23,239 to have a child in the state. Labor and delivery cost about $10,000, child care costs about $7,000, and health insurance costs about $6,000.

In addition to childbirth, health insurance and childcare costs, it is very likely that other expenses will need to be covered, including additional doctor visits, tests and additional costs in the event of complications.


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