Friday, January 27, 2006

Here is Good, Portland is Better

Fit Pregnancy has ranked Nashville as the 18th best city to have a baby. Memphis came in at #49, while the top 5 were Portland, Boston, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Denver. You can view the complete list online; the page also lets you choose your own criteria and view a reordered list based upon your individual priorities.

Criteria examined and Nashville's grades were affordability (B+), risk (D), breastfeeding (C+), birthing options (A-), stroller friendliness (F), fertility laws/resources (C+), access to hospitals/doctors (B), child care (D-), and safety (B). A summary of the good and bad in Nashville birthing is provided, and the survey sources and methods are also outlined.

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