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Old 08-23-2015, 13:53   #1
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I have been doing intermitten fasting before pregnancy. I used to fast for 14-16 hour. Now that I am pregnant I am wondering if I can still fast for this period time when I am pregnant. Would it be safe for baby? (im 26 weeks )

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if you have gest. diabetes, you will have to eat 3 balanced meals plus snacks in between to keep your BS level on the meds. that can be taken during pregnancy. Of course, check with your OB.

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But increased carbs are not required in all those meals & snacks. You need to eat-to-your-meter, all the same. Carbs are not essential nutrients - not for mothers and not for fetuses.

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I wouldn't do it, IF. I think your first instinct is good that it wouldn't be good for the baby.

If you aren't on meds that lower blood sugar, you don't need extra food to raise it. If you have gestational diabetes, you need to eat low carb so your BG doesn't go up in the first place.

Why are you doing IF? ... if I might ask.

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I wouldn't think that would be a smart thing to do.

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My best friend is pregnant and she eats really big breakfast of bacon and eggs and that would hold her until dinner time. So technically she fasted during lunch. If the mom is eating enough calories and doesn't feel hungry I say eat when you are hungry and if you arenít hungry don't feel like you have to eat. But if the mom is hungry I say don't deprive yourself and baby of nutrients and calories you made need to build healthy strong baby and placenta.

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Provided that you are carrying only a singleton and have otherwise been eating healthy, I don't see that intermittent fasting would be a problem unless it negatively affects your BG or you've been having vomiting issues. The idea that you have to have this continual input of food is a modern one. Not done in much of the world or pre-1950 US (two meals a day with maybe a snack) . In fact, doctors have been pushing excessive weight gain for years; they are starting to backpedal on that now.

I'd still fly it by your doctor, but I personally don't think it's unwise if you are healthy and young. If you are over 35? Not so much.

I only ate two meals a day for the latter 1/3 of my pregnancy because I had no appetite and had a lot of nausea. So long as my 2 meals and snack had plenty of protein, diary, fruits and vegetables, doctor wasn't concerned. However, I did not have GD.

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I have a younger sister. She is pregnant, she fasts only before going to BG test. You should not intermittent fast during pregnancy. I think that it will affect your baby.

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