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boron
11-15-2010, 07:18 PM
What is a pregnancy period for the mother is the intrauterine life period for an unborn child.

I'm asking for a more simple word for the intrauterine life period.

CaroGirl
11-15-2010, 07:31 PM
The child is in utero or prenatal.

boron
11-15-2010, 07:43 PM
The sentence:

Newborns do not need additional iron, since they have built iron stores during their intrauterine life.

Perks
11-15-2010, 07:45 PM
The sentence:

Newborns do not need additional iron, since they have built iron stores during their intrauterine life.

Newborns do not need additional iron, since they have built up iron stores in utero.

or

Newborns do not need additional iron, since they have built up iron stores during gestation.

(And I'd suggest adding 'up' in there for rhythm and clarity, but it's just a thought.)

lbender
11-15-2010, 07:45 PM
You could also use the term fetus.

CaroGirl
11-15-2010, 07:48 PM
The sentence:

Newborns do not need additional iron, since they have built iron stores during their intrauterine life.
Newborns do not need additional iron, since because they have built [prenatal] iron stores during their intrauterine life [or] [prenatally or in utero].

boron
11-15-2010, 08:39 PM
Newborns can use stored iron, which they got before birth from their mothers, so they don't need additional iron from food.

I agree with "built up" and "because" in my previous sentence, though.