If it takes a village to raise a child, what kind of place does it take to have a baby? When Fit Pregnancy set out to find the best cities in America to have a baby, we looked at everything from doctors and hospitals to doulas, midwives, breastfeeding success rates, birth and health risk, stroller-friendly trails and parks, affordability, and a whole lot more.
About the Survey
Rankings were compiled for the 50 U.S. cities with the largest population. We analyzed 47 weighted categories selected by a panel of experts from the Fit Pregnancy Advisory Board, using the most recent information available from government agencies, private foundations, professional associations and public databases.
Issue Date: Feb/March 2008.