10 Best States to Have a Baby Vermont, Maine top the list By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Aug 11, 2016 10:14 AM CDT 15 comments Comments How about a babymoon in Vermont? (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Pregnant? Consider giving birth in Vermont. The state is the best in the country to have a baby, based on birthing costs and other baby-related expenses, the infant-mortality rate, and the number of pediatricians, mom groups, and child care centers per capita, reports WalletHub. Mississippi was named worst in the country with a score of 28 out of 100, but no state scored above a 70. Here's the top 10: Vermont: 66 Maine: 63 Connecticut: 62 Minnesota: 60 New Hampshire: 60 Hawaii: 59 Oregon: 57 Massachusetts: 57 North Dakota: 55 Washington: 53 Click for the full list, or read about strange places women have given birth.