عنوان مقاله [English]
Maternal nutrition plays a critical role in fetal growth and development.
.Mothers practice fasting though they are excused from fasting during pregnancy.
The aim of this study was comparison the low birth weight in fasting and non-fasting pregnant women.
The present research was cohort study.
84 pregnant women were put into 2 groups of second Trimester (21 fasting pregnant women and 21 non –fasting pregnant women) and third Trimester (21 fasting pregnant women and 21 non – fasting pregnant women)
sampling was performed randomly ,gradually. Data was collected by questionnaires,examination ,and interview, and then they were analyzed by SPSS.
The statistical test showed that the difference in low birth weight between the infants of fasting and non-fasting women in the second trimester and third trimester of pregnancy was not statistically significant.
fasting in the second and third trimester of pregnancy does not lead to low birth weight If pregnant women have adequate meal.