Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman | Fit Pregnancy

Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman

Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman  (proud mama to 1-year-old June) covers health news and lifestyle trends for FitPregnancy.com. Previously, she covered health and entertainment for SELF.com,  wetv.com,  foxnews.com  and other media outlets.

North West. Blue Ivy. Apple. Celebrity baby names definitely seem to be getting more and more unique—and it’s not only happening in Hollywood.More American parents are steering clear of traditional names and trying to be different, says Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard, Revised 3...

Struggling to get in a proper prenatal workout? The good news: Moving frequently all day long may be more beneficial for you during pregnancy than a 30-minute trip to the gym during an otherwise sedentary day.A new preliminary study from Iowa State University of 50 expectant mothers found that it wa...

Remember back in 2011, when Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother both infuriated and inspired American moms with its tough-love techniques for raising a successful child? Consider Dolphin Parenting the softer, fuzzier approach.“A Tiger Parent believes if a child becomes successful, THEN th...

When TV personality/actress Vanessa Lachey revealed that she struggled with the “baby blues” after giving birth to her son Camden, a lot of people were confused — so much so that she issued a “clarification” a few days later:“Several of you have asked about the difference between Baby Bl...

You probably know at least one mom who used Pitocin—a brand name for synthetic oxytocin —to induce or augment labor. But now, a new study has pregnant women concerned that the commonly used labor hormone could adversely affect their baby’s health.The study, presented last week at the Annual Cl...

The average newborn weighs approximately 7.5 pounds. But how many pounds will YOU weigh when you walk out of the delivery room? And how long will it take for you to get your pre-baby body back? While the timeline is different for every woman and is based on a number of factors—how much weight you ...

These days, it’s more common for moms-to-be to be breathing deeply into a downward dog in prenatal yoga class than taking it easy at home with their feet up. But an estimated 20 percent of expectant mothers are still put on bed rest during their pregnancies, despite evidence that it may do more ha...

If you’re like most expectant parents (especially first-timers!), you’ve already devoured all the usual books about what to expect when your little one makes her debut. You know the 5 S’s by heart, you’ve completed your infant CPR class and you use Ferberize as a verb.Ready, Set, Baby! — t...

They say nature gives you nine months, but between filling out your registry and decorating the nursery, who has time to think about what you’ll need to care for yourself postpartum? Plus, with so much information out there (some of those checklists are REALLY long) it’s hard to know what you’...

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