Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting in which Muslims refrain from eating drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset. National Health Services published a report which said.
Eating almonds bran rice vegetables black plums fish lentils cabbage lettuce honey beans grapes peaches olive oil hazel-nuts nuts and dairy products especially milk is also beneficial during pregnancy57.
ISLAMIC VIEW ON FASTING DURING PREGNANCY. In chapter 2 verse 183 the Quran says O you who believe fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who were before you in order that you may learn taqwa piety. According to Islam pregnant women are allowed to quit fasting during. However some pregnant Muslim women decide to fast during Ramadan.
1 She is strong and active and fasting does not cause any hardship to her or affect her baby. Among the approximately 16 billion Muslims worldwide we estimate that there are some 300400 million Muslim women of childbearing ageAlthough obligatory for all healthy adults and adolescents Islamic law exempts pregnant and breastfeeding women from fasting. A woman in the final stage of pregnancy and nursing mothers.
The four schools say. Although exempt many pregnant Muslim women partake in the daily fast during daylight hours during the month of Ramadan. It was found that fasting during the second trimester of the pregnancy decreased the risk of gestational diabetes and excessive weight gain during pregnancy.
Most of Iraqi women did not fully recognize their right to be exempted from fasting during pregnancy by the Islamic law. This is a very personal decision and will depend on your own circumstances such as the stage of pregnancy how you are feeling and if you have experienced any problems so far in your pregnancy. From a religious point of view Ramadan fasting RF is not mandatory during pregnancy.
The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether Ramadan fasting by pregnant women affects perinatal outcomes. If a woman wants to fast during her pregnancy and breastfeeding she should consult her doctor to see if fasting during pregnancy or breastfeeding would be ok for her and her child. In general fasting for prolonged periods during pregnancy is not recommended.
The search was conducted via the following databases PubMed Scopus Web of Sciences and Google. 2 When a woman is not able to fast because the pregnancy is too difficult for her or because she. This woman is obliged to fast because she has no excuse for not fasting.
Fasting should be discussed with your midwife or doctor so that you can have a health. The pregnant woman is obliged to fast during her pregnancy unless she fears that fasting may affect her or her foetus in which case she is allowed not to fast and she should make up the fasts after she gives birth and becomes pure from nifaas. Fasting during Ramadan involves abstinence from eating and drinking among other behaviors between sunrise and sunset for 29 to 30 days.
In general it is suggested that women may not fast during their first and the third trimester of pregnancy. A prospective study of 130 patients in which Ramadan fasting occurred during pregnancy aimed to explore the short-term effects of fasting during pregnancy. At the time of the study Ramadan took place during the.
Does this choice affect fetal development. However some pregnant women insist to fast. The objective of this general review was to determine the impact of RF on fetal development.
Islam gives clarity for all Pregnant women to not to fast during their expectation period. What does Gynaecologist say about fasting during Pregnancy period. If she opts for iftar the schools concur that she is bound to perform its qada later.
In other contexts an impoverished diet during pregnancy impacts on birth weight. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Muslim patients expectations and attitudes about Ramadan fasting during pregnancy.
A Guide to Fasting During Pregnancy Ramadan is a challenging month for practising Muslims especially pregnant women. Theasianparent provides a 101 on how to cope with fasting during pregnancy. The effect of Ramadan fasting during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes.
And even if she feels strong enough to fast then eventually it will put a negative impact on her baby. Properties of some of the above-mentioned foods 1. The most important characteristics desired in a physician included being respectful of Islamic beliefs and possessing knowledge about Ramadan.
Taqwa is a very important spiritual and ethical term of the Quran. It is the sum total of all Islamic spirituality and ethics. Fasting early in pregnancy during critical period of organogenesis may also imply metabolic alterations in other organ systems as has been demonstrated in animal models of undernutrition Reference Harding Jaquiery and Hernandez 32.
Good for anaemia and colic although not in excess58. Seven 19 women reported consulting others about fasting during pregnancy with the most influential individuals being Muslim scholars followed by familyrelatives and healthcare providers. Although Islamic law exempts pregnant women from fasting there is evidence that a majority of pregnant Muslim women fast during some part of Ramadan.
Our findings suggest that Ramadan fasting during early pregnancy may reduce the birth weight of newborns. Ramadan is a month according to the Islamic calendar when adult Muslims perform daylight intermittent fasting. If the doctor approves the woman may fast Ramadan or even parts of it as long as she has the energy and health.
If a pregnant or nursing woman fears harm for her own health or that of her child her fasting is valid though it is permissible for her to refrain from fasting.