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Miscarried twins

31 March, 2006

Question:

Could you tell me please how long I need wait after miscarrying a boy and a girl before I can count clean days & immerse and am I allowed to immerse while restricted from having relations?

My doctor has restricted marital relations until after surgery.

Many thanks , we appreciate your help very much – we live 5 hours away from the nearest rabbi.


Answer:

We're sorry to hear of your miscarriage.

You may perform a hefsek taharah and begin counting your seven clean days after a minimum of five days, starting from and including the day of your miscarriage.  You may not actually immerse in the mikveh until fourteen days have elapsed from the miscarriage of the female fetus. 

You are permitted to immerse even if relations are medically prohibited.

You should omit your moch dachuk this cycle.  If the bedikot cause you discomfort, you may perform only one bedikah per day. 

Please write back with any further questions.  Refuah Sheleimah!


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