PCOS and early tevilah
16 June, 2017
if my husband will be out of town on my mikvah day, can I go to the mikvah early? He will probably come back about two days after mikvah (on the 14th day of my cycle). We really want to conceive. I am not regular so I am not certain I will ovulate in that window but given my PCOS (lack of regular ovulation) I wouldn't want to miss a potential ovulation.
Mikveh immersion prior to the end of the seven clean days is not considered valid. Even when a couple is trying to conceive, the clean days cannot be shortened. In this case, we would recommend immersing on time so that you can have relations as soon as your husband returns from his trip.
The uncertainty of ovulation timing with PCOS can complicate efforts to conceive even when a couple is not observing these halachot. If you haven't already, we recommend consulting your physician about the best way for you to track or induce ovulation. He or she might find it helpful to see the material in our Jewish Women's Health app, which is designed to facilitate communication between physicians and their halacha-observant patients.
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