Effects of Ramadan fasting on neonatal anthropometric measurements in the third trimester of pregnancy

Makvandi, Somayeh and Nematy, Mohsen and Karimi, Leila (2013) Effects of Ramadan fasting on neonatal anthropometric measurements in the third trimester of pregnancy. Journal of Fasting and Health, 1 (2). pp. 53-57.

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Abstract

Introduction: Ramadan Fasting is prescribed by Holy Quran for every able-bodied, adult Muslim and is considered an essential practice for all Muslims including pregnant women. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Ramadan fasting on neonatal anthropometric measurements during the third trimester of pregnancy. Method: This is a cross-sectional study, carried out on 300 delivering women in 2013. All participants were divided into fasting (n=150) and non-fasting (n=150) groups. Neonatal anthropometric measurements were compared in both groups. Data were then analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test in SPSS Ver. 11.5 at a significant level of 5. Results: There were no significant differences between the two groups in the birth weight (p=0.97), head circumference (p=0.09) and height (p=0.12) of the neonates. Also, the prevalence of LBW was similar in fasting and non-fasting groups (p=0.33). Conclusion: Ramadan fasting in the third trimester of pregnancy has no adverse effects on neonatal anthropometric measurements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > J Fasting And Health
Depositing User: fasting fasting
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 18:34
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 18:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4965

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