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).

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...

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...

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