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Can taking ferrous sulfate with folic acid benefit pregnancy?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy
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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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