Tomorrow (February 13, 2013) marks the first day of lent for many religious people, a time where people are encouraged to fast and repent. There are various other religions and cultures that practice ritualistic fasting. But is it a good idea for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding to participate in fasting?
I scoured the internet for the answer, checking all the trusted medical sites. But to no avail. I couldn’t find a decent piece of trustworthy advice on whether these women should or should not fast. So, my advice is to ask your ob/gyn what he or she recommends. Don’t take untrustworthy internet advice without consulting your physician! Remember, baby’s health is most important.