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).

When you're expecting, advice comes at you from all directions. Everyone from your (well-intentioned) mom to the (maybe not-so well-intentioned) woman in the grocery store has a drop—no make that a downpour—of wisdom to share with you. Yep, we've been there. But not all advice is worthy of a ser...

Apparently, a woman's work is never done. A new study that will be published in the Journal of Marriage and Family reveals that when a working couple has a new baby, the woman's workload increases by two hours a day, while the man's only increases by 40 minutes. Talk about labor pains.According to t...

Could infertility be linked to a certain aisle of the grocery store? Surprisingly, yes. According to a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction, if your guy's apple a day has been doused with pesticides, it could lower his sperm count.Researchers studied 155 men between the ages of 18 a...

There’s no shortage of stereotypical parenting styles that yo-yo from the super involved (helicopter) to the hands-off (free range). Now there’s a new mom on the block—the millennial. Her pregnancy must-have? A smartphone. According to a study conducted by Weber Shandwick, a public relations f...

Worrying about access to a hospital with a labor and delivery unit sounds like something you’d file under Not A First World Problem. However, for some pregnant women here in the U.S., especially those living in rural areas, the nearest hospital capable of providing proper obstetric services can be...

Talk about flour power—since the US started fortifying grains with folic acid in 1998, severe birth defects have decreased by 35 percent, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The paper credits the B vitamin with preventing more than 1,300 babies...

When Julie Wax learned she was due with No. 2, she knew she wanted a labor and delivery class that would help her feel truly prepared. During her first pregnancy with her son, Craig, she chose a traditional program. "I just took what was offered through my local hospital—I didn’t know I had othe...

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...

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