January 13, 2016 Last Updated 12:21 pm

Meredith Corp. unveils first issue of ‘Fit Pregnancy and Baby’

The premiere issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazine was unveiled today by Meredith. The new title combines two titles, Fit Pregnancy and American Baby, and will have a rate base of 2 million.

Meredith picked up Fit Pregnancy when it bought Shape earlier this year from American Media. The acquisitions allowed Meredith to own Fitness magazine, and combine American Baby with Fit Pregnancy to create the new title.

While the title will maintain American Baby’s rate base, it will use Fit Pregnancy’s web address at www.fitpregnancy.com. Right now the site is still promoting subscriptions to American Baby, however. Someone should get on that, don’t you think?

Here is the announcement for the new issue (February) for its new brand, Fit Pregnancy and Baby:

NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2016  — Meredith Corporation the leading media and marketing company serving over 100 million American women and 60 percent of U.S. millennial women, today unveiled the first issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby magazine, which celebrates expecting and new moms.

JanaKramerCover-610The February 2016 issue, which features country music star and expecting mom Jana Kramer, is the latest addition to Meredith’s robust media brands and digital properties focused on millennial women. The Fit Pregnancy and Baby brand reflects today’s young women who want to feel their best throughout pregnancy and beyond, navigate new parenthood with confidence, and raise a healthy and happy baby.

“We know that our readers are the same smart, savvy, stylish women they’ve always been—just with a bump or a newborn,” says Mindy Walker, Executive Editor, Fit Pregnancy and Baby. “They can’t wait to become moms, yet they are also fashion-focused and wellness-minded. We’re thrilled to be their go-to resource.”

Fit Pregnancy and Baby: covers a range of topics important to millennial expectant and new moms including beauty, nutrition, health, style, infant development, and other compelling stories, such as celebrity pregnancy. The magazine leads with BUZZ, the section that tracks the hottest mom trends and coolest gear in parenthood. The next section is YOU, which devotes pages to health, beauty, fashion and fitness. The final section, BABY, covers caring for a newborn, including first-year milestones.

“Modern motherhood is an incredible life stage. The journey our readers share with us on social media is full of joy – including clever “we’re pregnant!” videos, gender-reveal parties, breastfeeding selfies, first steps, and everything in between,” says Carey Witmer, EVP/President, Meredith Parents Network. “The Fit Pregnancy and Baby: brand is there for each milestone, providing buzzy style and celebrity news, plus must-have gear and products, as well as sound health information for new parents.”

The new Fit Pregnancy and Baby: is published 11 times a year with a rate base of 2 million, and the brand reaches an estimated multi-platform audience of 8.4 million. FitPregnancy.com, the magazine’s digital home, produces daily original content and is part of the Meredith Parents Network, which reaches a combined audience of 11.4 million unduplicated unique monthly visitors and social reach of over 5 million followers.

The Meredith Parents Network is a collection of five cornerstone brands – ParentsFamilyFunSer PadresParents Latina and now Fit Pregnancy and Baby: – reflecting the multi-faceted experience of what it means to be a mom today. The Meredith Parents Network reaches these moms through dynamic media platforms that engage them in ways they can personally relate to – in the moments, places, and languages that are meaningful to them.

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