Volume 25, Number 2 (6-2015)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2015, 25(2): 42-48 | Back to browse issues page


XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Sarafraz N, Rasolzadeh M, Kafaie M, Atoof F, Ghasemipoor M. Relationship of mothers' fasting during pregnancy and fetal birth weight. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2015; 25 (2) :42-48
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-458-en.html

Instructor Tehran University of Medical Sciences , atoof@razi.tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1577 Views)

Introduction: Fasting is a commitment to God, therefore many pregnant women have a tendency to perform it, but they are concerns about its possible complications which may affect fetal health. Objective: This study aimed to determine the relationship between fasting on pregnant women and their fetal birth weight. Method: This study was conducted on pregnant women referring to maternity hospitals in Kashan city during Ramadan in 2009 who were divided into two groups of fasting and no fasting. Regression model was used to control the multiple confounding factors. Study data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent tests, Chi-square, Variance analysis and Linear Regression. Results: The mean gestational age in fasting group was 3338±498gr and 3343±339gr in no fasting group. Findings indicated no significant difference between the mean neonate birth weight born to fasting and no fasting pregnant woman (P<0.931). Also conducting linear regression and controlling variables showed that fasting was not a predictor of birth weight. Conclusion: People studied showed that fasting of mothers had no effect on neonatal birth weight.

Full-Text [PDF 173 kb]   (508 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (392 Views)  
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/15 | Accepted: 2015/06/15 | Published: 2015/06/15

Add your comments about this article : Your username or email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author


© 2017 All Rights Reserved | Journal of Holistic Nursing And Midwifery

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb