Fasting During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

by , under Safety

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.