SOURCE: Fit Pregnancy Magazine

January 25, 2008 16:54 ET

What's the Best City in America to Have a Baby?

Peg Moline, Editor in Chief of Fit Pregnancy Magazine Reveals the Top City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 25, 2008) - If it takes a village to raise a child, what kind of place does it take to make it the best city to have a baby? For the third year in a row, Fit Pregnancy is presenting the list of best cities to have a baby. Fit Pregnancy set out to determine what makes a city most advantageous for pregnant women, new parents and babies, and to commend cities that provide a safe and healthy environment in which to have a baby. The magazine examined criteria, including fertility services, maternal and infant health risk, access to hospitals and doctors, safety, affordability, stroller friendliness and birthing options. The complete list of the best "Best Cities in America to Have a Baby" appears in the February/March issue of Fit Pregnancy.

About the Survey

Rankings were compiled for the 50 U.S. cities with the largest population. Fit Pregnancy 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. For more information see the complete list of categories and sources.

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