Having a baby is usually a happy, exciting time for both the mother and father to be. If you’re having a baby, or if you know someone who wants to have a baby soon, why not look into the cities that are the best to have a baby in America? As it turns out, New Jersey has the No. 3 of the best cities to have a baby in the U.S.
LawnStarter has a new study out that lists the best cities to have a baby in America. It’s a fascinating study. “Which U.S. cities support women most through the challenges of motherhood?” LawnStarter asks in their new survey. LawnStarter adds that they did this study because the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act took effect on June 27, 2023. For the study, LawnStarter looked at the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on seven categories. Those categories included average delivery costs, access to lactation spaces, and reproductive rights. They also used a whopping 48 total metrics.
The safest city in all of America to have a baby, according to the study, is Portland, Oregon. Its overall score was 57.52. Portland ranked high in all the good categories, so that’s what made it No. 1 on LawnStarter’s list of the safest cities in America to have a baby.
Massachusetts Has the #2 Best City to Have a Baby in America
So, where are we? Jersey City is the No. 18 best city to have a baby in America. What’s extra cool is that two other New Jersey cities appear on this list in the top 100. Those are Paterson and Newark. My uncle is a retired OB-GYN, and it’s interesting to me to see these different cities and why they are ranked so safe to have a baby. Hopefully, one day all cities will be safe to have a baby. Find the full list of cities here.