Welcome to Verywell Family, where you can find reliable advice about pregnancy and parenting.
Verywell Family is a modern resource that offers a realistic and friendly approach to pregnancy and parenting. Our library of more than 5,000 pieces of content, created and refined over the past 20+ years, has been written by more than 100 healthcare professionals and industry experts including experienced pediatricians and parenting coaches, and is then vetted by board-certified physicians. We give you the facts and guidance to feel confident about the choices you make for you and your family.
The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, is a top 5 health publisher, according to comScore, a leading internet measurement company, and helps more than 30 million people each month to feel better and be healthier.
Verywell is a proud partner of The Cleveland Clinic, the #2 rated hospital in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.
The Verywell Family Review Board is a team of board-certified physicians and recognized family health experts who join us in our mission to be a modern resource for reliable and realistic pregnancy and parenting advice.
Our experienced board of OB/GYNs, pediatricians, nurses, parenting coaches, lactation consultants, childhood nutrition experts, family therapists, and more verify our content is high-quality, judgment-free, and here to support you through all the stages of parenthood.
Meet our Review Board
Verywell’s team of experienced fact checkers provides a critical layer of review to ensure content integrity. This group of professionals is selected and vetted for journalistic and subject matter expertise. They are tasked with researching all statements of fact to ensure that news and health information articles are accurate and comprehensive and statistics are properly sourced and up to date.
When it comes to your family, you need the best possible information for all stages of life. From having trouble conceiving, to pregnancy, to exploring all options for having children, Verywell Family has you covered. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, daughter, son, aunt, or uncle, we understand that every family is different, but we all want the best for our own. That’s why we work with writers who are experts in their areas, from board-certified doctors to licensed obstetricians, therapists, neonatologists, pediatricians, and more to create a resource for a happier, healthier life with those you cherish most.
Writers are specifically selected for both their extensive knowledge and real-world experience as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear and helpful way. Articles also undergo review from our Medical Review Board and Wellness Board, as well as routine updating to ensure reporting is responsible, accurate, understandable, helpful, and reflective of the most current research. Read more on our editorial process, including our commitment to diverse voices and anti-racism.
Our news articles are based on the latest information available, and are supported with data and expert input to provide a detailed and up-to-date picture of pregnancy and parenting news.
Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing. If you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases. Learn more about our review process.
Verywell accepts advertisements on our site, in order to help us maintain the resources needed to create the quality content you deserve. We maintain a distinct separation between editorial and advertising. Learn more about our advertising policy.
Verywell’s product review team exhaustively researches and recommends a broad range of products and ultimately make a curated list of recommendations from writers with subject-matter expertise in every product category we cover. We do receive an affiliate commission on some, but not all, of the products that we recommend if you decide to click through to the retailer site and make a purchase. Learn more about our product review editorial guidelines.
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President | Dotdash Health
Dr. Jon Roberts oversees the health media properties at Dotdash. He has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics. Most recently he was the President of Dotdash Finance overseeing strategy for Investopedia and The Balance. Prior to joining Dotdash, Jon spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN, and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the International Space Station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina.
Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.
Senior Vice President & GM | Verywell Health
Rob oversees the content and business strategy at Verywell Health. He has over 15 years of experience in digital media and has served in senior financial and operational positions with Dotdash and its predecessor companies since 2008. Prior to joining Dotdash, he held positions at WebMD Health and Arthur Andersen LLP. In 2016, he led the team responsible for conceptualizing and launching Verywell, which has since won several awards including best redesign. In 2019, Rob won the DTC Innovator Award for Verywell’s Healthy Conversations Coach.
Rob holds a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University.
Senior Vice President and General Manager | Verywell Fit, Family, and Mind
Rachel is an award-winning digital health executive, registered dietitian, and go-to expert in the field of nutrition with several media appearances on the Today Show and many other outlets. She is a published author of two books, “Boosting Your Metabolism for Dummies” and “Mediterranean Diet for Dummies.” Rachel has been with the company since 2011 and was part of the leadership team that conceptualized and launched the Verywell brand. She oversees the content and business strategies for Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind.
Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Northwell Health in New York.
Associate General Manager | Verywell Mind
Emily is a Dotdash veteran and has been with the company since 2012, having worked in a variety of roles within the organization. Her eclectic professional background, which scales positions across editorial, social media, and writer recruitment, paired with her deep passion and enthusiasm for fitness, make her a true cheerleader for health and wellness. She has participated in numerous marathons around the U.S. and has contributed to various health and wellness outlets, including Daily Burn and Greatist.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Fairfield University.
Editorial Director | Verywell Health
Nicole joined the company in 2019 after overseeing and launching digital health and wellness media brands at both start-ups and legacy publishing companies. As a reporter, she’s covered everything from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak to orthopedic surgeons cycling 3,000 miles to fundraise for free surgeries to a crowdfunding campaign for menstrual cups. Her work as an editor and writer has appeared on iYogaLife, Prevention, SELF, FoxNewsHealth.com, Yoga Journal, and Everyday Health.
Nicole completed her yoga teacher training at OM yoga in New York City in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Director of Editorial Solutions | Verywell
Leyla has been with the company since 2012 and has focused her efforts on digital health communication in both her professional and academic careers. She received her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from NYU while completing her dietetic internship with Wellness Workdays. During her training she helped patients with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, and more to reach their health goals and better manage their day-to-day lives.
She has also originated numerous recipes and healthy eating content targeting diabetes and high blood pressure management, among others.
Content Marketing Director | Verywell
Brett has been with the company since 2016 and is a strong advocate for equal and accessible health care, which includes messaging that people can actually understand and take action on. In 2015, he completed his master’s degree in public health from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at Hunter College. His capstone examined the benefits that interactive technology could bring to distance-learning diabetes education.
Coupled with his undergraduate degree in communications from NYU, he has further worked to propel digestible and destigmatized digital health content, from serving as an editor for Everyday Health to being published on HuffPost Healthy Living.
Associate Editorial Director | Verywell Health
Anisa joined the company in 2018 after managing news surrounding fertility, pregnancy, and parenting for The Bump. Her health and wellness articles have appeared in outlets like Prevention and Metro US. At Verywell, she is responsible for the news program, which includes coverage of COVID-19.
Anisa received her bachelor's degree in communications from Fordham University in 2014.
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The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. Nearly 30 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.
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MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches two million people each month.
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Simply Recipes, one of the original food blogs, helps over 10 million people each month get easy, delicious food on the table for themselves and their families.
Serious Eats delivers trustworthy recipes, rigorously tested techniques, and food science to over 4 million hungry readers each month.
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