Is it permissible for pregnant women to fast?
It is permissible. However, if they find that the fasting will weaken them to some point and may harm her and the baby, it is permissible not to fast. About whether she can make it up by feeding the poor or do the fast at a later time, there are different opinions regarding this. Breastfeeding mothers also have the same rule - they can choose to fast or to not fast. The more safe position is that you make up your fast after the period of pregnancy or breast feeding.< Back to Questions