Nutritional deficiencies due to diet during pregnancy can also contribute to post pregnancy, causing premature babies later. Premature baby born before 37 weeks gestation, have a high risk of developing lung and other organs, as well as infection, bleeding in the brain, jaundice, poor digestive system, and blindness. In some cases, health problems can be so serious that they can lead to the death of the baby.
Limiting the amount of food can affect the health of both you and your baby. For example, when you are pregnant, you need an increased need for blood that is good for you and your baby, your body needs an increase in red blood cells. Limiting the amount of food during pregnancy can also cause various problems for the mother such as headaches, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and even fainting, which can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
It is important to remember that there is a difference between limiting the amount of food during pregnancy, such as anorexia or other eating disorders, and fasting for health, cultural or spiritual purposes. If fasting for a long time, consult your doctor to ensure that you and your baby are healthy enough to fast. Several ways to fast when you are pregnant:
- Try to eat at dawn.
- During fasting, you may experience dehydration. Therefore, at dawn or fasting to drink a lot.
- Paying attention to the nutritional and mineral content that you eat is enough
- Get enough rest by reducing all activities both at home and at the office.
- Improve your food menu at dawn or breaking your fast, if your weight decreases
- If you lose weight when fasting, you should try to eat nutritious foods at dawn
- Have your pregnancy checked by the doctor according to schedule, if there are changes in body weight or unusual fetal movements before you start fasting. maybe the doctor recommends breaking his fast and trying to improve his diet.