The Effect Of Not Eating Rice At 21 Weeks Of Pregnancy?

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I’m 21 weeks pregnant. And I am strong for fasting but I am not fond of eating rice. Every meal and lunch, only a few tablespoons of rice are cooked. Meanwhile, from morning to evening, you can’t eat. I guess my fetus is okay, right?

1 Answer:

Hello Naaelul,

Thank you for the question.

There are studies that report that fasting during Ramadan does not affect the weight, length and size of the fetal head, but there may be an increased risk of babies with low birth weight if pregnant women in the first trimester of fasting. Because you are currently entering the second trimester of pregnancy, the risk of low baby weight at birth due to fasting will be much reduced, provided that during fasting do the following tips:

Eat a balanced diet during the month of Ramadan, eating complex carbohydrates and high fiber foods such as whole grain products, vegetables, and dried fruit. You are not required to eat rice. Consume 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables per day. Besides that, also consume lean meat, eggs, fish, or legumes. Enough water needs per day around 1.5-2 liters at dawn and iftar Avoid caffeine: coffee, tea, chocolate, soda Always try to be in a room that is cool to avoid dehydration Manage stress with simple relaxation at home. Adequate rest, avoid staying up late Don't forget, regular pregnancy control, so you can monitor fetal weight gain.

Greetings always healthy,

dr. Annes

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