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Old 03-09-2018, 12:58 PM   #1
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Exclamation Fasting and trying to get pregnant

Hi all,
We are trying to get pregnant and I am fasting. Can the fasting effect the process negatively? My worry is mainly in the 2 weeks after possible conception that I cannot test yet. What if I am pregnant already and I don't know yet, can fasting harm? I don't want to effect any possible pregnancy but at the same time there might not be anything going on this month and I can't (and dont want to) break the fast without knowing for sure?
Any advices?
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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Hi all,
We are trying to get pregnant and I am fasting. Can the fasting effect the process negatively? My worry is mainly in the 2 weeks after possible conception that I cannot test yet. What if I am pregnant already and I don't know yet, can fasting harm? I don't want to effect any possible pregnancy but at the same time there might not be anything going on this month and I can't (and dont want to) break the fast without knowing for sure?
Any advices?
Thankssss
The following individuals are exempted from fasting: "Women who are pregnant or nursing".

I would suggest that in these matters you consult your doctor for advice and go by the doctors advice.

The future will see more medical research done on the effects and benefits of fasting, but at this time little would be known about these matters.

Regards Tony

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Old 03-09-2018, 06:41 PM   #3
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Ayla:

I would urge you not to seek the advise of those here, but rather as Tony has suggested, promptly consult with your health care professional.

I wish for you and he the fulfillment of Baha'u'llah's words: "Marry, O people, that from you may appear he who will remember Me amongst My servants; this is one of My commandments unto you; obey it as an assistance to yourselves." (Bahá'í Prayers, Marriage)

Best to you and he.

-LR
 
Old 03-10-2018, 02:20 AM   #4
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Considering that you're engaging in this during the fast, I believe that it's ok, as long as you don't enjoy the process.

Doctors these days... They tell you that wearing light clothes on a cold winter day does not cause a cold... I rest my case.

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Old 03-10-2018, 08:51 AM   #5
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"Considering that you're engaging in this during the fast, I believe that it's ok, as long as you don't enjoy the process. "

What do you mean?
 
Old 03-10-2018, 10:47 AM   #6
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Above all, I mean that children are the most wonderful little things that one can produce during one's life, and I wish you success in your efforts.

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Old 03-11-2018, 05:12 PM   #7
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Perhaps you might consider doing a service in lieu of fasting. This is acceptable in the sight of God. Particularly because you do not yet know, and even going to the Dr. early on, you may not know. Getting proper nourishment during pregnancy is crucial, and never more so than those very early days when cells are dividing and everything is forming. God would not wish you to put your baby at risk, I think.

Loving regards,
Becky

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Old 03-12-2018, 05:46 AM   #8
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The exemption for pregnant women must have been given for a reason, which is most probably the health of the child.

Therefore I'd advocate a woman who is possibly pregnant might want to take that exemption as well.

Better safe than sorry.
 
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