Sawm and Ruku` for pregnant women

A: A pregnant woman must observe Sawm, unless she fears harm for herself or her pregnancy. In this case, she is permitted not to observe Sawm and to make up for the missed days later on. But if non-observance of Sawm is due to fear for her pregnancy, then she has to make up for the missed days and also feed a needy person for every day not fasted. Sujud (prostration) to the ground is obligatory, but if she cannot perform it, it is sufficient for her to make a gesture with her head indicative of Sujud (prostration) while she is sitting.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.