Thursday, July 18, 2013

Preggers & Fasting

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Hope everyone’s Ramadan is going well.

So I’ll get on straight with it. I must admit that while I was looking forward to Ramadan, I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was. Mentally for myself, yes, but mentally with baby—not really. I thought it will be ‘easy peasy’ cycle of sahur, daytime fast, tilawah and nighttime tarawih.

It was a surprise when I found myself waking up with stomach pain at 2am!

I went to see the doctor and she told me that I had gastric. Wha? I never had them.. so I didn’t know if the pain was because of baby or me? Naturally I was worried.

Anyway she advised me to not fast. So mothers to be, if you feel unwell or even uncomfortable, don’t feel obliged to fast; because in Islam, pregnant and breastfeeding moms are exempted from fasting.

I know, it seems like a pity to not fast. After all what’s Ramadan without fasting? Also can you imagine making up 20 days of fasting at a later date?

Taking everything into consideration, Islam says it’s ok NOT to fast during pregnancy and breastfeeding FOR A REASON.

I’m just glad that I’m given a choice. I’ll fast again when I feel better. Or maybe I might not be able to for the rest of the month.

It’s okay though. Even though I can’t fast with other muslims, God gave me another responsibility; which is to take good care of my health, and ultimately the baby.

Ramadan mubarak everyone!

And here’s a photo that was taken a month ago at the Taiping botanical gardens!

5 months plus

3 comments:

Ghadeer said...

Aww! Take care of your little bee :D Ramadan's not just about fasting though! Even the ordinary acts of worship are rewarded ten-fold.

Ramadan Kareem :)

Katelin said...

aw you look so cute!

and glad you are looking after you and your baby, although not an easy decision to not fast, it's clearly the right one.

Adil said...

Ghadeer: You're right, thanks! Ramadan Kareem to you too :)

Katelin: Thanks! It just doesn't seem right, especially up to the point where I began having aches! But like you said not an easy decision.

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