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Fasting During Pregnancy

Fasting During Pregnancy

A pregnant woman must avoid fasting when there are other complications during pregnancy. Conditions like diabetes, low or high blood pressure, kidney and bladder infections, or other medical problems can make fasting risky.

Most of the pregnant women have nausea, vomiting, constipation, low blood pressure in the first three months. So, fasting is not advised. If these symptoms don't exist, you can fast. But look for any abnormal signs and discuss them with your doctor along with diet plan and calorie restrictions.

Fasting in the second part of pregnancy raises the risk of preterm labor, as energy restrictions can lead to low birth weight.

Use our telehealth service for regular consultations. Come physically to meet gynecologist for conditions like bleeding, abdominal pain decreased, or significant change in baby movement and chest pain.

 

Edited by:
Tamara Aladhami

Tamara Aladhami

Consultant - Chief of Obsetrics & Gynecology

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