Erika Janes

writer, editor, and content strategist


pregnancy, parenting, lifestyle


University of Kansas


Erika Janes is a writer, editor, and content strategist with deep experience in the pregnancy, parenting, and lifestyle spaces. She's held editorial roles at Scholastic Parents Online,, and iVillage. In addition to contributing to Verywell Family, her pregnancy and parenting writing has appeared online at What To Expect, The Bump, Real Simple, and SheKnows. A former college athlete and weekend runner, Erika also writes for Women's Running and Tough Mudder. She's a mom of two who calls New York City home.


Erika is the former executive editor of and and the current deputy editor of SheKnows. Her freelance work has been featured in What To Expect, The Bump, Real Simple, Women's Running, and Tough Mudder. 


Erika received her B.S. in magazine journalism from the University of Kansas. 

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Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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