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Ramadan, faste og graviditet

Solnedgang over Shah Faisal moskéen, Islamabad, Pakistan. Fotograf: Saljooq Zeb Aadil.
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Urfan Zahoor Ahmed1 & Jacob Alexander Lykke2 1) Lægerne Silbye, Køge 2) Gynækologisk-obstetrisk Afdeling, Hvidovre Hospital Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V03140144
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Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V03140144
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Ramadan, fasting and pregnancy
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 move-ments. 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.
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