Babies are a blessing that we can all agree on. In 2022, Michigan welcomed 100,853 new bundles of joy, according to The Detroit News to overjoyed parents across the state, but at a cost. 

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Curious about the cost of bringing a bundle of joy into the world right here in Michigan? You may be surprised, but not shocked, considering everything is more expensive these days. According to a new study released by Policy Scout, the cost of having a new baby is pretty high in America, and that is just looking at the delivery itself.

"The cost of birth is determined by the delivery method, whether you have health insurance, and the extent of pre-and post-natal complications. That notwithstanding, the cost of giving birth varies from one State to another", Policy Scout said.


Is It More Expensive to Give Birth in Michigan Than in Other States?

According to the study, the average cost of having a baby in the United States ranges from $10,808-$30,000. For Michiganders, the cost leans more towards the middle of the spectrum, which is good.

Policy Scout found a vaginal birth in Michigan will cost around $6,545.41 with insurance and $11,211.17 without insurance. For those births requiring a C-section with insurance, the cost is $9,695.69 and $15,107.17 without insurance.

Interestingly enough, Wisconsin has the highest price tag for the cost of childbirth. In the Badger state, vaginal births with insurance cost $10,171.19 and $17,888.14 without insurance, with a C-section costing $14,239.59 with insurance and $23,746.69 without insurance. You can check out the full state-by-state breakdown here. 

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.



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