Although pregnancy is a dream of every woman, but women should be prepared for various possible during pregnancy, especially during Ramadan.
In addition, pregnant women need care during the month of Ramadan and food intake on a regular basis for the practice of fasting to reduce energy in the body.
Body weakened by fasting, not only can affect the health of the mother but the unborn child will also have implications.
Due to certain factors, women who are pregnant are sometimes can not avoid the possibility of suffering from various complications during pregnancy.
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr . Ng Ah See said pregnant women in the first three months of intensive health care needs, especially in the month of Ramadan.“The first three months are critical time for the baby because of the rapid growth in happy in their organs.
“Mother is in this situation need to plan a healthy diet. It begins with breakfast and food intake in regular quantities every day, “he said. He said there will be increased when fasting blood ketone rate risk resulting energy shortage in the body.“Due to an increase in blood ketone rate, many women who are pregnant in the next three months will experience nausea and vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, and always feel tired.
” In the event of such circumstances, they are encouraged to take supplements with folic acid in order to remain vibrant and continue to fast as usual, “he said. Ng. He said the health consequences if not taken care of and food consumption causes more complications to the unborn baby.“The baby will be born as a premature baby, weighing more light, and will growth problems occur during the growth process.
“The movement will be reduced and the mother of the child will feel pain in the womb as a result of the contraction in addition to headaches and fever,” he said.
He said there are some guidelines that can be followed by pregnant women during the fasting.
“They are advised to consult a doctor at an early stage to ensure that no diseases such as diabetes, low blood pressure or gastric problems.
“Do not walk far and carry heavy things for fear of the burden of injuries in the content.
” They should also avoid activities that would cause the body to feel warm. This condition can cause the body hydrated quickly and endanger the health of babies, “he said. Ng.According to him, eating a healthy and nutritious meal break and also to help the mother get enough energy during the day.
“Increasing intake of vegetables and fruits in addition to choosing foods that can save a lot of energy such as dates, nuts and grains.“First of easily digested carbohydrate foods and foods with reduced fat. When breaking are also encouraged to drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices,” he said. He said, caffeine, such as Tea and coffee are not recommended for pregnant mothers for fasting.
“Ideally, your drinks with milo and chocolate flavored drinks or fruit drinks,” he said. Ng.