Andrea Stanley | Fit Pregnancy

Andrea Stanley

Andrea Stanley is the Lifestyle Editor of Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health, editing stories on everything from home design to baby gear. She's a city mom to a five-year-old who answers to Connor—or Spider Man, an intrepid traveler and bicyclist (the leisurely kind).

If you’ve ever been confused about what medications are safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding, things just got clearer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that they’re changing their guidelines for how prescription medication and biological products (such as vaccin...

A new study warns it may not be all fun and games when it comes to the toys your child plays with. Toy-related injuries have increased by nearly 40 percent according to the findings published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. There were over 3 million incidents reported in emergency rooms acr...

Falls are the number one cause of head injuries in children, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. For babies and toddlers under the age of two, falls account for 77 percent of head injuries, with the majority of those cases, 54 percent, due to tumbles from...

The best way to protect your newborn from pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is to get vaccinated yourself during pregnancy, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The research showed that the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) va...

It may be time to do a clean sweep of your laundry detergent pods. A new study published in the journal of Pediatrics showed that between 2012 and 2013 over 17,000 children were reported to poison control centers due to ingesting or squirting the packets in their eyes—that amounts to one child per...

Pregnant women in the next state may be at a lower risk for preterm birth. The March of Dimes released new data today grading each state’s premature birth rate—with some flat out failing.Let’s start with the good news: Since 2006, the US’ efforts to decrease premature births (babies bor...

Expecting a girl? Your pregnancy health could determine if she’s overweight later in childhood, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care. The research shows that daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes were more likely to struggle with obesity in adolescence.The study eval...

The best way to relieve pain during childbirth may start with the sun. Pregnant women that had low levels of Vitamin D had more painful labors, according to a new study released by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.The researchers studied 93 women during childbirth. All requested epidurals, ...

If you’ve ever bolted up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat over strollers, debated breast pumps with your bestie, sent out all-caps emails to your mom friends for their registry recommendations— or all of the above—this is for you. To give you the short answer on exactly what you ne...

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