10 tips for a safe pregnancy in Ramadan 


Do you have to fast during pregnancy?During the months of pregnancy, you can fast in certain cases, most of which indicate that you have good health that helps you endure the hardship of fasting without exposing you and/or your fetus to complications or danger, and assuring that you and your fetus get enough nutrients. 

What are the conditions that prevent you from fasting during pregnancy? 

  • If you have diabetes 

This is because fasting affects the balance of blood sugar levels. 

  • Weakness and weight loss 

Because losing weight may affect the fetus, you may need to eat some foods that contain important nutrients to compensate you and the fetus. 

  • Drought 

Fasting may increase the chances of dehydration, so you should know its symptoms: 

  • Feeling very thirsty. 

  • Dark urine. 

  • Change in the smell of urine. 

  • Urinating small amounts. 

  • Feeling sick, headache, and nausea. 

There is no doubt that your little one needs nutrients to be healthy and well during pregnancy. During Ramadan, if you intend to fast, you should consult your doctor first… 

Here are some important tips that can help you fast without getting tired: 

  • Avoid drinking stimulants such as tea, coffee, and soft drinks. 

  • Eat balanced meals rich in beneficial nutrients at Suhoor. 

  • Follow a balanced diet that contains fiber, minerals and vitamins. 

  • Drink enough water to compensate for the lack of fluids in your body so that you do not become dehydrated. 

  • Start your breakfast with a glass of dates and milk, then eat a complete food item. 

  • Avoid eating sugars, saturated fats, and fried foods. 

  • Eat protein sources (meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy products). 

  • Eat several useful meals between Iftar and Suhoor in small quantities. 

  • Eat fruits and vegetables between meals. 

  • And don't forget to do simple exercises to help your digestion. 

Finally, protect yourself and maintain the health of your little one during pregnancy by following up regularly with your doctor, especially during the month of Ramadan, and consulting him before fasting, and doing the necessary tests. 

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