This year, I was at beginning of my 2nd trimester when Ramadan began. If you are able to fast then you should. I decided to try fasting And I was fine as long as I took it easy and ate a large meal after sunset and before dawn.
I am pregnant with twins, and my last scan (at seven months) showed that they are healthy as well as slightly above average size.
I researched in general, but did not ask my own medical providers as I knew that I was okay fasting.
I was previously pregnant ( with a single baby) during Ramadan 5 years ago, but I was in my 1st trimester and extremely nauseous. again, I fasted some days, but found that my nausea increased and so I did not fast the rest. I did get some remarks from my mother in law about how she fasted through all of her pregnancies, but I know my own condition better than anyone else, and that I was allowed to miss those fasts by God's permission, the One who I would/ would not be fasting for.
At the end of the day, every person and every pregnancy is different - it is interesting to read the article, but I don't think you can say that fasting is dangerous in pregnancy In general.
Posted: 16/11/2011 at 13:26