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Pregnancy (First, Second, Third Trimester) Topic Guide

Pregnancy (First, Second, Third Trimester) Pregnancy (First, Second, Third Trimester): Pregnancy occurs when an egg is fertilized by a sperm, grows inside a woman's uterus (womb), and develops into a baby. In humans, this process takes about 280 days.

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Pregnancy (First, Second, Third Trimester) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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ferrous fumarate, folic acid, and iron polysaccharide Ferrous Fumarate, Folic Acid, And Iron Polysaccharide

Ferrous fumarate and iron polysaccharide are two different types of iron. You normally get iron from the foods you eat. In your body, iron becomes a part of...learn more »

folic acid Folic Acid

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that is normally found in foods such as dried beans, peas, lentils, oranges, whole-wheat products, liver, asparagus, beets,...learn more »