Are you pregnant? Do you think you live in a city with good health services and resources for expectant parents? Well, now you don’t have to wonder any longer thanks to a new list complied by WhattoExpect.com. The site has unveiled its list of 10 Best Cities to Have a Baby, and the results may surprise you.
What to Expect looked at the 100 largest cities by population in the United States and took into account three benchmarks: access to healthcare services for new babies and parents, the city’s environment for both pregnant moms and new babies, and parental support. Here’s what they came up with:
#1 San Francisco, California -While the City by the Bay is often mentioned in the media for its high cost of living, researchers at What to Expect found that in addition to cable cars, the city offers new moms and babies ample healthcare opportunities and a great environment.
#2 Portland, Oregon – The land of rain, flannel shirts and coffee shops is also apparently a great place to be a new parent. What to Expect touted the fact that the Rose City has some of the lowest infant mortality rates and low-birth weight deliveries in the nation.
# 3 Boise, Idaho – Coming in at third place is the capitol of Idaho. The city’s high number of doulas, midwives and lots of recreational opportunities made it not only a great place for pregnant women, but their new bundles of joy as well.
Here’s how the rest of the top 10 looked.
#4 Albuquerque, New Mexico
#5 Spokane, Washington
#6 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
#7 Anchorage, Alaska
#8 Rochester, New York
#10 Sacramento, California
If you’re city didn’t make the list, don’t fret. You can also check out WhattoExpect.com’s best small cities to have a baby. In addition, the site also ranked metropolitans in terms of the best: prenatal support, pregnancy-friendly environments and new-mom healthcare.
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