Colorado ranks as seventh best state to have a baby, study says

Tynin Fries / Denver Post

The holiday season was about nine months ago. Thus, it’s now baby season.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that August is the most popular birth month. And Coloradans are in luck, because the state was recently ranked by WalletHub as the seventh best state to have a baby.

WalletHub’s study compared 26 key measures across the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the most ideal place to give birth. Factors included birthing costs, health care accessibility and family friendliness.

Colorado’s best ranking was in the “baby friendliness” category where the state placed fourth. Baby friendliness was ranked according to each state’s parental leave policies, number of mom groups, number of child care centers, number of nationally accredited child care centers and birth weight.

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