Originally Posted by mammyluty
(I know, there are Islamic students or even Islamic teachers in this forum who can answer that question. But where are they when sister mammyluty needs them ?. Okay, I will give an answer as ordinary ummah. I am not a scholar.)
According to scholars, in your situation when fasting probably can causing a bed effect for you and your baby (and your fetus) you are allowed to pay your missed fasting with fidyah.
And ruling of fidyah is :
".....and those who can afford it there is a ransom : the feeding of a man in need ..."
(Qur'an. Surrah Al-Baqarah : 184)
Majority of Ulama say, you must give foods to the poor and not allowed to change it with money. However, there is no prohibition to feed them indirectly. You can give your money to someone, then this someone buys foods and gives it to the poor under your name, of course.
If you cannot find poor people in UK, you can feed poor people in other countries. My advice, go to Muslim organization near you or go to place where you pay zakat. Tell your problem to them, Insha Allah, they can help you in feeding poor people in other places.