Wednesday, August 10, 2011

38 weeks of gestation!!

This is what a baby would look like inside the mother's womb at 38 weeks of gestation...such as that I am right now.

The due date is on the 40th week of pregnancy...which for me falls 1 week prior to eidulfitri...if Allah izin that I really do deliver on the date itself, then i could proceed with the akikah 1 week after birth, (which is the sunnah thing to do) on eidulfitri, which is very much memorable.

The issues with my current pregnancy is that regarding fasting during my 3rd trimester. In general, there is leniency with regards to pregnant women fasting , especially so if in the 1st and 3rd trimester.

So far, I've fasted for the past one week. but today, i was so dehydrated, that I actually was not able to continue with my fast.

The thing is, I've made a mistake of not drinking enough water throughout the fasting season. As a tip for the pregnant mothers who are healthy enough to fast, please do keep yourself hydrated. Make sure that after breaking fast until the sahur, mind yourself to drink and drink.

From numerous articles, it has mentioned that at least 2 liters of fluids per day for those who chooose to fast.

Being pregnant, especially in the last weeks of pregnancy during the ramadhan month has its challenges. what more if before this you were the kind who tried to do as much as possible during the holy month. Nowadays,even getting up from bed is a hard task.

Thank goodness i've chosen to actually take 2 week earlier leave, which unfortunately has to be taken from my 3 month maternity leave.

InsyaAllah, there will be a lot more berkah being pregnant and hopefully deliver during this holy month....