Maternal and Perinatal outcome after Ramadan Fasting
Objective: To determine maternal and perinatal outcome after Ramadan fasting during pregnancy
Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nishtar Hospital, Multan from May to October 2019. A total of 226 women attending labour room, aged 18–35 years, having gestational amenorrhoea 15 – 40 weeks of gestation were included. Women who fasted for more than 15 days were compared with those who did not fast or fasted for less than 15 days in the month of Ramadan. Demographical profile along with maternal and perinatal outcomes were compared between the study groups considering p value less than 0.05 as significant.
Results: Out of 226 women, 58 (25.7%) fulfilled the criteria to be included in the fasting group while remaining 168 (74.3%) were slotted in the non-fasting group. There was no difference (p value > 0.05) in between the both group with respect to demographical characteristics except significantly less women were employed in the fasting group (p value=0.0246). No statistical difference was found in terms of maternal or perinatal outcomes between both the study groups.
Conclusion: Fasting women were not found to have poor maternal and fetal outcomes when compared to non-fasting women.
How to cite this:
Parveen R, Khakwani M, Latif M, Tareen AU. Maternal and Perinatal outcome after Ramadan Fasting. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(5):894-898. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.5.2612
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