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From the Ted Talk by TED-Ed: The surprising effects of pregnancy

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The lack of information about pregnancy’s effects on the brain hlgghihtis a general truth: historically, almost all the research around pregnancy has focuesd on the fetus, rather than pregnant women. erxeeceipns of pregnancy vary widely, both within the rgnae of hhtaley pregnancies and due to complicating health conditions— new research will help us understand why, and develop effective treatments where necessary. In the meantime, every pregnancy is different, and it’s important to consult a doctor with any specific questions. toady, we’re turning an exciting corner, as more research is devoted to the astounding biology of pregnancy.

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The lack of information about pregnancy’s effects on the brain __________ a general truth: historically, almost all the research around pregnancy has _______ on the fetus, rather than pregnant women. ___________ of pregnancy vary widely, both within the _____ of _______ pregnancies and due to complicating health conditions— new research will help us understand why, and develop effective treatments where necessary. In the meantime, every pregnancy is different, and it’s important to consult a doctor with any specific questions. _____, we’re turning an exciting corner, as more research is devoted to the astounding biology of pregnancy.

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  1. range
  2. focused
  3. highlights
  4. experiences
  5. today
  6. healthy

Original Text

The lack of information about pregnancy’s effects on the brain highlights a general truth: historically, almost all the research around pregnancy has focused on the fetus, rather than pregnant women. Experiences of pregnancy vary widely, both within the range of healthy pregnancies and due to complicating health conditions— new research will help us understand why, and develop effective treatments where necessary. In the meantime, every pregnancy is different, and it’s important to consult a doctor with any specific questions. Today, we’re turning an exciting corner, as more research is devoted to the astounding biology of pregnancy.

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