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Can taking ferrous sulfate with folic acid benefit pregnancy?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Folic acid and iron supplements have been shown to improve many areas of our health. But their benefits for pregnancy may be the most important. These nutrients may treat pregnancy-related anemia. Iron helps the body make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood to tissues and organs. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects.

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