Ramadan, faste og graviditet

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In Islam, the month of Ramadan is a period of fasting lasting 29 or 30 days. Epidemiological studies among Muslims in Denmark have not been conducted, but studies show, that fasting among pregnant Muslim women is common. Fasting does not increase the risk of growth restriction or preterm delivery, but there are reports of decreased foetal movements. Furthermore, the fasting may have long-term health consequences for the offspring, especially when they reach their middle age. According to Islam and the interpretation, pregnant and breast-feeding women are allowed to postpone the fasting of the month of Ramadan to a later period.

Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume176
Issue number29
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2014

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