Effect of maternal fasting on uterine arterial blood flow

Hisham M. Mirghani, Muntha Salem, Sarath D. Weerasinghe

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Aim: To determine the effect maternal diet pattern on the uterine artery Doppler flow velocimetry. Methods: This is a cross-sectional observational study. The uterine artery Doppler flow velocimetry was measured between 20 and 24 weeks' gestation in healthy pregnant women observing Ramadan. For each fasting mother, a non-fasting healthy pregnant woman was recruited as a control. Maternal blood glucose level was measured. Results: A total of 106 pregnant women were studied. The mean hours since last oral intake were significantly longer, and the maternal glucose level was significantly lower in the study group than in the control group. The Mean (95% CI) of the uterine artery pulsatility index, resistance index, peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity and systolic/diastolic ratio was similar in both groups. Conclusion: Maternal fasting is not associated with significant changes in the uterine artery Doppler flow velocimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Maternal fasting
  • Pregnancy
  • Uterine arterial blood flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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