Perceptions and practices of fasting in Ramadan during pregnancy in Pakistan

  title={Perceptions and practices of fasting in Ramadan during pregnancy in Pakistan},
  author={Syed Muhammad Mubeen and Salman Mansoor and Asad Hussain and Shayan Qadir},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research},
BACKGROUND Islam clearly exempts fasting in Ramadan during sickness, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Yet, some women prefer to fast despite realizing their increase in nutritional demand during pregnancy. Nurses and other healthcare providers face a difficult task of providing appropriate medical advice to Muslim women regarding the safety and impact of their fasting. The present study was conducted to examine the concepts and practices of maternal fasting during pregnancy in Pakistani Muslim… CONTINUE READING

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