The Real Reason Pregnant Women Shouldn't Fast

The reason may shock you!

Studies show that intermittent fasting can benefit metabolism, lead to weight loss, and may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For pregnant women, it could lower their blood sugar too much. Low blood sugar and the natural drop in blood pressure in pregnant women could lead to lightheadedness and fainting. Fasting is known for fat burning, women in pregnancy are not supposed to be burning fat but creating and storing fat. It could lead to an inadequate weight gain of the growing fetus and hormonal imbalances that could cause significant harm. Issues like iron deficiency anemia are already more common in pregnant women. And with IF the baby may be at higher risk of developing anemia before their first birthday.  Pregnancy is about nutriment and fueling your body and baby. One of the goals of pregnancy is to provide your baby with healthy food, not weight loss. If you truly need to fast, we suggest you consult your doctor before continuing to fast.

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