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Fasting of a pregnant woman between what is forbidden and permitted Pregnancy is one of the most difficult stages a woman goes through during her life, and fasting for a pregnant woman is one of the most important issues that must be taken care of, as great physiological and hormonal changes occur in the pregnant woman’s body, which in turn affect the body’s nutritional needs. Sometimes the pregnant woman encounters several problems that make her think A hundred times before fasting for fear of her fetus.

Fasting of a pregnant woman between what is forbidden and permitted


Pregnant and fasting.. When is it permissible? And when is it not allowed?

Scientific studies regarding the fasting of a pregnant woman during the month of Ramadan have proven that there are chemical changes in the pregnant woman during fasting, such as a drop in blood sugar, especially at the end of the day, but this does not negatively affect the condition of the fetus directly, but rather affects the mother and her general health.

First: In general, with regard to pregnant women fasting, it is preferable for a pregnant woman to leave it if she is in the early stages of pregnancy, i.e. in the first three months, due to loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting significantly that may harm her health, and thus the health of her fetus, but in the middle months of pregnancy she can To fast if the pregnant woman is able to do so, and in the last three months, the pregnant woman needs high calories and feels more tired, so the discount in the pregnant woman’s fasting during this stage is due to the state of the mother herself.

Second: In certain cases, the month of fasting comes in the summer, so it is harsh for the pregnant woman because she is exposed to drought, which in turn affects the health of the fetus.

Third: If a pregnant woman suffers from certain diseases such as urinary tract infection, kidney stones, high blood pressure or diabetes and is using insulin for that, then it is not permissible for her to fast at all, so as not to expose her fetus to potential danger. 

But if the mother’s condition is good and she is able to fast, then she should fast and have a constant readiness to break the fast if she feels any fatigue


What are the general advice regarding pregnant women and fasting?

There are several nutritional guidelines regarding pregnant fasting that help the woman to fast while avoiding depriving her and her fetus of the nutrients necessary for its growth.

1_ If a pregnant woman decides to fast, she must know several signs that indicate the necessity of breaking her fast, for example

  • If you feel more tired than normal,
  • If she feels dizzy in her head,
  • Nystagmus of the eyes, poor concentration,
  • very intense thirst, change in the color of urine,
  • palpitations of the heart,

_ A decrease in weight while monitoring her weight weekly, because a decrease in the weight of a pregnant woman is not desirable for the health of the fetus.

2_ There are several tips regarding fasting for a pregnant woman, the most important of which are

To try as much as possible to reduce the loss of body fluids resulting from excessive exertion

Walking during the fasting period outside the home, because fluid loss causes severe uterine contractions and thus can lead to premature birth.

3_ At breakfast, you must eat a balanced meal and try to compensate by:

  • Drink fluids about two liters of water,
  • And to avoid food that contains excess fat, so that you do not feel nausea and difficulty breathing.
  • Do not overeat nuts

4_ The pregnant woman eats intermittently and with few meals. Do not forget the important Suhoor meal, which contains complex carbohydrates, in order to provide her with the necessary energy for the next day, and to sleep well.

5_ During fasting, the pregnant woman must get used to taking vitamins designated for the pregnant woman, starting from the fourth month

The best advice regarding pregnant women’s fasting is for the woman to place herself during the fasting period under medical supervision, and not to act on her own, in the end, the safety of her fetus is the most important thing she has.


The best diet for pregnant women during Ramadan

If the doctor allows the pregnant mother to fast, she must follow a proper diet and divide the meals into three or four meals


Suhoor

_ Quraish cheese dish with tomato salad, cucumber, bell pepper, mint and olive oil + boiled egg + a quarter of my loaf + a fruit

_3 tablespoons of fava beans with tomatoes, parsley and olive oil + a quarter of a local loaf + a fruit


breakfast

Seven dates soaked in milk

After Maghrib prayer or the main meal

Vegetable soup with lentils or vermicelli + 2 grilled chicken fillets + green salad + 3 tablespoons of rice with vermicelli or grits or brown lentils

Tomato soup + 10 stuffed grape leaves + 1-2 kofta or a piece of red meat + yogurt salad with cucumber, mint and parsley + green salad

Zucchini or pumpkin soup + rice with chickpeas and minced meat with sauteed vegetables + yogurt salad with cucumber and parsley + a grilled chicken fillet


Another meal can be eaten between the main meal and suhoor if necessary, and it contains

Fruit salad plate: 2 fruits (or 4 apricots + 2 dried figs) + 2 cups of yogurt + a handful of nuts + a handful of oats or brown corn flakes

Carrot pudding with orange

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