Can Fasting When HB 10.4 While 9 Months Pregnant?
Afternoon, I am 39 weeks pregnant … I have 10.4 … if I fast it is dangerous not for me and my baby?
Good morning, thanks for the question
Fasting in a pregnancy that is not at risk of complications is actually permissible. It is known that in pregnancy without difficult conditions does not cause negative effects on fetal development, does not reduce the volume of amniotic fluid, and does not interfere with blood circulation to the fetus.
However, in the third trimester of pregnancy with some difficult conditions, such as high blood pressure, anemia, having sugar pain, impaired fetal well-being, and the baby's weight is still lacking, it needs to be reconsidered to be able to fast. Severe anemia in pregnant women can cause various complications, one of which is low birth weight of the baby.
For the time being, we advise you to consult this matter with the obstetrician who is treating you so that you can assess the overall condition of your current pregnancy. In addition to consuming iron supplements, you should also increase your intake of iron-rich foods including fish, red meat, chicken, dark green vegetables, nuts and seeds, fortified cereals for iron, eggs and tofu.
That's all, hope you can help. Wassalam.