Fasting is indeed an option for pregnant women, whether it is permissible or not allowed to do fasting. For pregnant women who are physically strong, of course, it is okay to fast, as long as they pay attention to the condition of the fetus in the womb. Not only pregnant women, every strong Muslim, of course, is required to fast.
Despite feeling strong, pregnant women certainly still have signs that must be considered when fasting. Not all conditions are of course allowed to continue fasting. There are several conditions where pregnant women are required to break their fast because it is feared that it can interfere with their pregnancy. This is because continuing fasting for pregnant women with certain conditions can harm both the mother and the fetus.
If you are currently pregnant and fasting, of course you are advised to pay attention to several conditions. If you find a condition where your health is disturbed while fasting, then you are advised to break the fast as soon as possible. This aims to avoid unwanted conditions.
Cancel fasting if pregnant women experience this condition
Pregnant women while fasting are certainly one of the conditions that deserve attention. This is because pregnant women will experience several conditions that may not be predicted beforehand. Some conditions for pregnant women may not be advised to continue fasting because they are worried that they will experience some unwanted things. Here we present some conditions for pregnant women who are required to break their fast, including:
The fetus doesn’t move
The first condition that a pregnant woman requires to break her fast is when you find the fetus doesn’t move while in the womb. Pregnant women in the second trimester are the best time for fasting because the fetus has begun to grow and is also actively moving. This condition is of course a fairly easy thing where you can find out the fetal movements even when fasting.
When the fetus is always actively moving even though you are fasting, of course you don’t need to worry about this condition. However, if the opposite is where the fetus is less active during fasting. So, this condition is what is required for you to break your fast. For that, try to count how many movements and kicks the baby takes for two hours. If usually the baby is actively moving, but suddenly lacks or doesn’t even move at all. So, this condition is what you should be aware of. If the number of fetal kicks is not enough when you are fasting, it is better if you break the fast as soon as possible. Watch your baby’s reaction, whether he slowly starts moving or kicks again when you break the fast. Even though you have broken your fast, but the baby has not moved actively, it is time for you to have your pregnancy checked by a doctor for further treatment.
For some pregnant women, this condition may occur where this is due to pregnancy hormones which make blood flow continue to increase. This condition makes the nasal blood vessels become swollen so they can easily break. This is what causes the nosebleed to happen to you. Nosebleeds during pregnancy certainly won’t cause a big enough danger, but it’s still a condition that you should be aware of.
If pregnant women experience some symptoms of nosebleeds that are too severe as we will mention below, then you are advised to break the fast as soon as possible. Some of the conditions that require you to break your fast, including:
– Nosebleed bleeding is quite a lot
– Difficulty breathing when having a nosebleed
– Facial skin becomes very pale after a nosebleed
– Bleeding from the nose does not stop for more than 30 minutes
– The head becomes dizzy and also tired after a nosebleed
– Feel tightness and also pain in the chest during a nosebleed
For this reason, it is advisable for you to immediately break your fast if the symptoms of nosebleeds that occur to you are as we have mentioned above. Consuming water and meeting the needs of body fluids is certainly the most important intake for you. Mineral water can indeed maintain liver function and nasal mucous membranes to be properly hydrated.
Hypertension in pregnant women
If you experience hypertension while pregnant, of course fasting is one thing that you should be aware of. Pregnant women with high risk or diagnosed with preeclampsia must cancel their fast immediately. Pregnant women who have hypertension if they experience several conditions and also symptoms such as headaches, dizzy eyes, difficulty breathing, swelling of the feet and hands and even nausea and vomiting are certainly required to break their fast immediately. In addition, you can also immediately take hypertension medication and immediately check your blood pressure to an obstetrician.
This condition is often experienced by pregnant women when there is a lack of mineral water intake into the body of the pregnant woman. When pregnant, of course, you need more drinking water intake than people who are not pregnant. This is a special concern where pregnant women should not experience dehydration because it is a quite dangerous condition. Dehydration is severe enough, of course, will make pregnant women experience seizures and also shock due to low blood pressure. In severe cases, dehydration can cause total cells to swell and then burst. The condition of swelling and rupture of brain cells is known as cerebral edema.
If a pregnant woman is dehydrated, of course, it doesn’t only affect her own body condition. But it is also very dangerous for the growth and development of the fetus in the womb. If the mother’s body lacks fluids, it will reduce the supply of amniotic water in the womb. If this happens, it will hamper fetal development and fetal movement in the womb. Lack of amniotic fluid can interfere with fetal development, leading to miscarriage. Therefore, water intake is very important for pregnant women to avoid dehydration during pregnancy.
Some conditions for pregnant women who are required to break their fast due to dehydration are very dangerous, including:
– Pregnant women experience constipation
– The frequency of the breath that is rushed
– Excessive thirst
– Feeling tired or sleepy more than usual
– Dizziness when getting up from the seat, but the dizziness does not go away
– Not urinating for more than 8 hours
– Dry mouth and lips
– Eyes that are lighty
– Dazed who can’t think clearly
– The body feels like passing out
– Pregnant women experience dry skin or can’t turn it back to normal
Of course, you have to watch out for the danger signs of dehydration as best you can. If this happens, it will cause the condition of pregnant women to get worse.
This condition may occur in pregnant women where the risk of diarrhea in pregnant women is quite large. In this case diarrhea can make the body lose a lot of fluids. This condition will certainly make the body lose a lot of fluids and make the body very weak. If you experience diarrhea during fasting, then don’t wait any longer, break your fast immediately. If the mother’s body is very weak
when fasting and also has diarrhea, then don’t force yourself to continue fasting.
Dizziness with lightheaded eyes
Often pregnant women experience dizziness even though they are not fasting. Of course you can experience this condition, especially when you are fasting. If you experience lightheadedness and lightheadedness of your eyes, it would be a good idea to break your fast immediately. Don’t ignore the dizziness that is accompanied by dizzy eyes because it will affect the health of the mother and also the development of the fetus in the womb. This condition certainly requires a pregnant woman to cancel the fast she is currently living. If you experience a condition like this, of course there is nothing wrong if you consult a doctor to get further treatment.
Tiredness is indeed a condition that may be experienced by pregnant women. The fatigue felt by pregnant women when fasting is indeed a condition that should be watched out for. Feeling tired during pregnancy can certainly result in difficulty sleeping, which can lead to depression and conditions that need to be watched out for. However, this condition can endanger the health of the mother and the fetus in the womb. If you are fasting, break your fast immediately if you experience severe enough fatigue. If you are strong and don’t feel tired, then make sure you avoid activities that are too strenuous and get enough rest to sustain your pregnancy.
The Right Time To Fast During Pregnancy
For pregnant women, of course, not every time is the right time to fast. It cannot be denied that pregnant women will experience a vulnerable period in their pregnancy. This vulnerable period is certainly a condition to watch out for because it will cause the condition to get worse. In general, this condition is in the first trimester of pregnancy and also the final trimester of her pregnancy.
After we know that the best time to fast for pregnant women is in the second trimester of pregnancy. If you are currently entering the second trimester of pregnancy, this is the right time for you to fast. During the second trimester, the mother’s body is able to adapt to the presence of the little one in the womb so that she won’t experience a fairly severe condition.
It cannot be denied that during the first trimester of pregnancy, the body of pregnant women is still struggling with all the drastic changes caused by pregnancy hormones. In the first trimester, you will always feel nausea and morning sickness. It’s no wonder that morning sickness will cause your body to lose fluids and electrolytes, which can lead to dehydration.
Meanwhile, for the last trimester, it is possible that pregnant women are required to meet nutritional intake and nutrition. This is because during the third trimester, the fetus will continue to develop and also perfect the important organs during pregnancy. For this reason, in this trimester, pregnant women are advised to meet nutritional intake by eating regularly. In order to maintain the health of the mother and fetus, the third trimester of pregnancy is not recommended for fasting.
These are some conditions for pregnant women who are required to break fasting. Hope it is useful!