While fasting during pregnancy, it is crucial to meet the daily requirement of nutrients
Here are some fasting tips for pregnant women to observe a healthy fast during Chaitra Navratri
Keep yourself hydrated
Keep yourself well-hydrated and stock up on refreshing drinks such as coconut water, buttermilk, milk or fruit juices
Have a healthy diet
It is crucial to have a well-balanced and healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and probiotics
Eat small and frequent meals
Starving during fasting can lead to weakness. Eat small and frequent meals to avoid weakness and headaches
Get ample sleep
Get ample sleep while fasting is important as the body undergoes a detox and needs rest
In an interview with HT, Dr. Biju KS, Senior Medical Officer at Vieroots Wellness Solutions, said, “It is advisable for pregnant women to avoid prolonged fasting as it’s not safe for the baby’s growth"
He also added, "They should fast with the doctor’s consent and under the guidance of a diet expert"