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Can I avoid fasting if I've had pregnancy complications?

There are certain conditions that mean you will be forbidden from fasting during Ramadan. These include:

• diabetes
• chronic kidney disease
• malfunction of the liver
• bronchial asthma that requires an atomizer
There are also some pregnancy related conditions that may prevent you from fasting. These include:
• raised blood pressure
• twins
• risk of premature labour
• severe pregnancy sickness

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