Pregnant women can fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan provided there are no existing maternal or fetal health conditions. However, it is important to consult a physician before fasting to ensure the overall health of the mother and baby.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when fasting during Ramadan:
Limit the intake of carbohydrates as excessive intake increases the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Drink sufficient fluids to prevent concerns, such as constipation, recurrent urinary tract infections, and backache.
In case of fatigue, palpitation, hypotension, hypoglycemia, and dizziness, stop fasting and seek immediate medical intervention.
Consume nutritional supplements such as folic acid, calcium, and iron as these prevent anemia, strengthen bones, and help maintain overall health.
Consume food in small portions and avoid spicy and fatty foods to prevent gastrointestinal discomforts such as indigestion, gastritis, bloating, and abdominal distension.
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