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Segulah immersion

5 June, 2006

Question:

I understand it's a segulah for a woman who is trying to get pregnant to immerse in the mikvah after a women who is in her 9th month of pregnancy. Does the woman who is trying to get pregnant need to do the immersion on her specified mikvah day or can it be anytime that she is "pure"? If it can be done at anytime — do the same rules apply as for the pregnant woman — not having to prepare, etc.?

Thanks in advance!


Answer:

We are not expert in the workings of segulah

There is nothing barring a woman from immersing when she is already tehorah.  If she is already tehorah, the segulah immersion need not involve all of the usual preparations, and she should not recite a bracha over the immersion.  She should probably explain this to the mikveh attendant.


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