Here Comes the Stork: San Francisco Voted Best U.S. City to Have a Baby

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It only makes sense that the people voted most attractive in the U.S. would also produce the happiest and healthiest babies in the country, right?

Right.

The maternal folks at WhatToExpect.com have voted San Francisco the best U.S. city to have a baby in and they do so with very good reason: We absolutely love our baby mamas.

San Francisco received high marks in providing prenatal support and a pregnancy-friendly environment, as well as a near-perfect score of 99 in healthcare for moms and their adorable tikes.

The site also factored in the city's 182 playgrounds, 82 recreation centers and public schools with cafeterias low on calories and soda, but high on veggie greens and overall good nutrition.

That's all lovely for Janie and Jack, but what about mommy's baby weight? Don't fret. San Francisco is home to 43 of the steepest hills that are perfect for baby-stroller workouts.

All in all, San Francisco is commended for being on the cutting edge of all things mommy and me. No baby-mama drama on these shores.

Well, we'd love to brag some more but we don't want to wake the baby.

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Elizabeth Kneeland
Elizabeth Kneeland

Haha someone must have paid a pretty penny to have this "news" published.

Heather Francesca
Heather Francesca

My first 2 kids were born and raised in SF until the ages of 2 and 6. Then we moved to the East Bay and had a 3rd. I gotta say, this article is full of shite. Life is so much more comfortable now. I didn't realize how hard it was living in SF until we left.

Jodie Bennett
Jodie Bennett

How?! It's SO EXPENSIVE to live there- even as two working adults together, much less with a child?!

Paul Varga
Paul Varga

I'm pretty sure they meant the conception is more fun in San Francisco. A lot of leather in this city.

Julie Goodenough
Julie Goodenough

How many young families can actually afford to live in SF?

Anita Posey
Anita Posey

Seriously? There are 10 dogs for every child here. When you see one it’s a surprise!

Ruth Gottstein
Ruth Gottstein

Well,once upon a time we raised three children in San Francisco. Walked to the local library. enrolled them in the pre-school nursery school on Capp St, and just plain enjoyed the entire city. It all seemed so normal...

Jon Wollenhaupt
Jon Wollenhaupt

Who the hell can afford to raise children in SF? Are you kidding?

Zachary Culbertson
Zachary Culbertson

It's a good place to MAKE a baby, but not a good place to raise one.

Javier Leocadio Colón
Javier Leocadio Colón

Bullshit... this is a horrible city to have children in. There is a reason why this city has so many dogs... because it's full of self - centered adults who refuse to take any responsibility for their actions. Hence everyone ends up single & childless with a purebred puppy whom they treat like a human child. You have all the naked people who insist that you see their wrinkled asses and the BDSM crowd that flaunts their butt plugs on Folsom Street and the crazies preaching the word of the day and pooping on the sidewalk... Do I need to give more examples?

Morgan Weinert
Morgan Weinert

Wow. Hard to believe. Maybe best place to have a baby if you're rich enough not to have to live within city limits with 2+ roommates?

Miss Jamie C.
Miss Jamie C.

don't tell people that shite. NO it's a BAD place for kids. LOL DON'T COME HERE! LOL

Jason Lee
Jason Lee

What about when they're no long babies and have to go to SF public schools?

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