2. Your medical history
Also consult your medical history during pregnancy. Generally, doctors or midwives will consider weight gain in the first to third trimesters. If you feel that weight gain is not ideal, it is advisable not to fast first. In addition, the factors that are considered are your health, for those of you who experience anemia, bleeding, abnormal blood pressure, and diabetes, fasting is not recommended. Your health problems will increase the risk of the fetus being disturbed.
3. Controlled activity
Deciding to fast when you are pregnant is not easy. The physical changes that you experience are sometimes disturbing, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy which results in morning sickness, dizziness, and other disorders. It is important that you control your activities so you don’t get tired. Conditions that cause you to be tired and depressed at a job that burdens you triggers stress. The emergence of stress will interfere with the development of your fetus.
4. Pay attention to balanced nutrition
Even though you are allowed to fast while pregnant, what you have to remember is nutritional intake which can meet the needs of the fetus. During fasting, the time to increase fetal nutrition is when suhoor and breaking the fast. Do not waste both of these times, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fats are important packages that you must fulfill when suhoor or breaking the fast. You can choose a variety of nutritional intake every day to reduce boredom of vegetables and fruit. All types of vegetables and fruit are safe for consumption, but also pay attention to the portions.
5. Body fluids are very important
Throughout the day you don’t consume any food, while you can’t delay your daily activities. No wonder you feel weak and sleepy easily. Body fluids can be obtained by consuming 8 glasses of mineral water every day, as well as when fasting, mineral water is needed by the body to replace lost fluids. You can consume fruit and vegetable juices in between breaking the fast or closing the meal. In addition to maintaining your immune system during fasting, vitamins and minerals from vegetables and fruit are needed by the fetus for its development.
6. Exercise is right for pregnant women
For one month of fasting doesn’t mean you don’t do sports. You don’t think that exercise will sweat you a lot and make you tired. Sports for pregnant women have movements that help you adapt to the physical changes of pregnancy and also for the health of the fetus. Exercise for pregnant women and yoga can be your choice, do it in the afternoon while waiting to break the fast so that lost energy can be replaced with your iftar menu.