When entering the month of Ramadan, pregnant women can fast as long as your condition is strong by delaying eating and drinking throughout the day without disturbing the health of the fetus and you. In Islamic law, pregnant and breastfeeding women are not required if you experience problems with health conditions. Thus, for those of you who decide to fast, you must pay attention to nutritional intake so that the nutritional adequacy of your fetus is fulfilled. You can get optimal nutrition in your diet at dawn and breaking the fast so that it doesn’t disappear, in general fetal health it really depends on your lifestyle, proper food intake is one of the main factors to maintain nutritional needs in the placenta. Proper nutritional intake when fasting for pregnant women is to maintain a diet three times a day without reducing the nutrients needed in order to minimize the risk of premature births.
Even though you are fasting, but your condition is still fit, here are the nutritional intake that you can present in the sahur meal menu and open it to help maintain nutritional intake during pregnancy even though you are fasting:
The calorie needed for pregnant women per day is 2500 calories. If you feel overwhelmed with that much nutritional intake during sahur and iftar, you can increase it when you go home tarawih
During pregnancy the protein needed by the body must be considered as much as 85 grams per day. Types of protein can be obtained from plants and animals. Lack of protein intake can cause premature birth and anemia. At dawn and breaking the fast, you can complement it with chicken fish, cheese and nuts.
You can consume special milk for pregnant women for the needs of the fetus in muscle and skeletal development. Lack of calcium can cause bone problems for you. Consume other types of milk such as yogurt, sardines, and other types of vegetables that contain calcium.
4. Iron and folic acid
Pregnant women need 30 mg per day, especially for those of you who have entered the womb at 4-6 months. Enough your iron content to minimize the risk of anemia. Folic acid is needed by pregnant women for 400 micrograms. You can get from beets, eggs, corn, kale, spinach.