How Should I Prepare For Fasting During Pregnancy?

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How Should I Prepare For Fasting During Pregnancy?

Whether you are motivated by religious devotion or believe in intermittent fasting, you should known to fast rules. When you are pregnant, you must think twice about your pregnancy condition before you do fasting.


Is it Safe to Fast during Pregnancy?

There is no clear answer to this question. Several women delivered healthy babies despite keeping fasts during their pregnancy. On the other hand, research says women ideally should avoid keeping during their pregnancy.


Tips for Safe Fasting

  • If you decide to go ahead with fasting during pregnancy, here are some helpful tips to keep you safe during pregnancy.
  • Ensure you eat healthy before you start your fast.
  • To avoid tiredness and fatigue, refrain from doing any physical activity.
  • In those fasts where drinking water is avoided, too, get your body well hydrated before fasting.
  • Take sufficient rest and stay relaxed as much as possible.
  • Think positively and do the things that make you happy.

 

Warning Signs to look for

  • When you’re not feeling well, it includes dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, and tiredness.
  • If you experience nausea and vomiting, seek your doctor’s help immediately.
  • Headaches, pain in the other body parts, or fever are the usual symptoms during pregnancy. You must take your doctor’s advice.
  • Dark-colored, strong smelled urine can be a sign of dehydration. You must not ignore this sign of discomfort.

 

Best Ways to Break a Fast

There are some excellent ways to break your fast and prevent any damage to your body during pregnancy.

  • Break your fast slowly. Start with small meals to give your digestive system a chance to start functioning at a proper pace.
  • Avoid drinking tea or coffee to break your fast. It can lead to gastric discomfort.
  • Avoid eating fried or spicy foods after a whole day of fast.

 

Pregnancy involves a lot of changes to the body, the gain in weight, and the fact that there is a baby, which needs constant nutrition. Thus, if there is a provision to avoid fast altogether during pregnancy, then opt for that. Alternatively, instead of performing a strict fast, add some leniency. For example, have some fruits and juices during the day to keep yourself fit and healthy even during the fast.

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