• Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more offspring from fertilization until birth.
  • It is the development of an embryo and fetus from the expectant mother’s point of view.
  • A pregnant woman should avoid toxins and take in adequate nutrients for normal fetal growth and development.
  • Most nutrients are needed in greater amounts by a pregnant woman, but some are especially important, including folic acid (vitamin B9), calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • The baby can breathe air now that it is no longer in amniotic fluid.
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