Given a very severe condition like this you are indeed not easy to decide to fast, please consult your obstetrician or midwife to find out your pregnancy history so that it does not cause fetal development problems. In the third trimester of pregnancy, you experience a fetal refinement process such as an improvement in the nervous system and the developing fetal brain. The movement of the fetus which is increasingly active is felt, the development of the fetus’s eyes that can open and close is experienced in this trimester. Nutritional intake is one of the most important assets for maintaining fetal development during the third trimester. For those of you who decide to fast, you must be able to schedule nutritional intake so that it doesn’t interfere with your health and that of the fetus.
Fasting tips for those of you who are entering the third trimester of pregnancy are as follows:
1. Maintained Health Conditions
Every individual has different health conditions so maybe among you can fast in the third trimester. The health of the body of pregnant women is an important consideration, considering that some pregnant women have a weak condition if they are forced to fast, it is feared that it will worsen the situation. Entering the ninth month you are also feeling anxious waiting for the birth of your baby, if you are on an empty stomach for 14 hours it will result in high anxiety you should not force it to continue your fast.
2. Nutritional balance according to needs
At this time, you need nutritional intake that can provide additional energy to prepare for labor. Don’t waste your time during the break and break. Fill it with balanced nutrition, pay attention to the quality and quality of your menu. The calorie requirement for pregnant women is 285-300 kcal, a large number of calories from women normally is to help the growth of the fetus and placenta so that it can increase amniotic volume. The intake of protein, fat in appropriate amounts and also vitamins obtained from fruits and vegetables. At this time, vitamin B is needed besides water needs to be fulfilled to be able to maintain the increased blood volume during period of pregnancy.
3. Reduce drinks containing high sugar
The third trimester makes it more difficult for you to do activities because of the weight gain. Weight gain is common for you to go through during pregnancy, but if excess triggers fetal development so that the baby is born overweight, keep food or drink intake while fasting. Avoid dinghy foods with excessive / artificial sweeteners that trigger obesity.