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Missed day one bedikah after moch question

1 December, 2006

Question:

I am currently on my third month of Clomid, and because of some spotting I was having during my clean days, my Rabbi told me to just do a bedikah on the first and last days. Although the hefsek I did on Saturday was fine, I had to ask a question about the moch. The bedikot on Sunday were fine. I found out this evening (Monday) that the moch wasn't good, and I hadn't done any bedikot today. So where do I stand now in terms of days? Because I'm on this medication, I should be ovulating one week from tomorrow (Tuesday).

Thank you for your assistance.


Answer:

You must perform at least one bedikah on the first day of the shivah nekiim. Your Sunday bedikah can be considered your hefsek taharah, and you should do a bedikah today (Tuesday), counting Tuesday as your first day. If all well, you can go to the mikveh Monday night, which we hope will still be before ovulation.

To avoid this problem in the future, it is a good idea to do a bedikah on any day that might turn out to be the first of your shivah neki'im – even if you have been told to check only on the first and last days. In this case, you would have done one bedikah on Monday just in case the moch turned out not to be good. That would have allowed you to count Monday as the first of the shivah neki'im.

Please also ask your rabbi whether you should continue to use the moch at this time. Often, when a rabbi suggests reducing the number of bedikot he also recommends omitting the moch.

Behatzlachah!


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