1. First Trimester
In this trimester, the fetus is undergoing the formation of major organs such as the liver, hands, feet, nerves and heart. Then the placenta begins to form to meet the needs of the fetus during the womb. At the end of the first trimester the sexual organs begin to develop. Pregnant women who enter this trimester usually experience emotional and physical changes. Some of the health problems that you may experience are nausea, dizziness, tightness, and your stomach feels full, making it difficult for you to do activities. Changes in appetite may occur in this trimester, so you are less advised to fast in this trimester because it is feared that you will not be able to adapt to changes in your pregnancy during fasting.
2. Second Trimester
In the second trimester or gestational age at the fourth to sixth month has a change with movement that you begin to feel then the improvement of the organs formed including the ear that has started to hear sounds from the extren. The immune system begins to develop, so that at the end of this trimester, you will experience more active movements. At this time your pregnancy is not prone, so you can follow the fast as long as your health condition and the fetus are supportive. Seven out of ten pregnant women claim to be able to fast in the second trimester without any health problems by maintaining nutritional intake when breaking the fast and suhoor.
3. Third Trimester
In the final trimester, the fetus undergoes a process of organ refinement, especially entering the eighth month where weight growth increases, this is the most important time for you to complete the fetal nutritional needs. At the end of the pregnancy, in the third trimester, the baby’s face is facing downwards, so you are ready to wait for your baby’s presence. Emotional changes are felt at this time, especially when you are anxious about childbirth, try to keep your anxiety to a minimum so that it doesn’t cause stress besides the energy you have to prepare to face your labor. If you are not strong with your health condition in the third trimester nearing labor, it is advisable not to fast.