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PCOS and early ovulation

5 November, 2018

Question:

I've been trying to concieve for about two and a half years. After consulting with a doctor, it looks like I'm ovulating on day 12 in the morning. I do my hefsek tahara on day 5. My husband is ashkenazi. Can you ask for me for psak halacha if I can do my hefsek taharah, in my circumstance, on day 4? I don’t know if it matters, I was also diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do you have any other recommendations for me? Thank you very much in advance.


Answer:

We are sorry to hear of your difficulty conceiving.

In this case, you may perform a hefsek taharah on the fourth day. If this does not result in pregnancy within three months, we suggest consulting a fertility specialist for guidance if you have not already. This is because PCOS can affect fertility, and treatment of PCOS can often help a woman to conceive.

Please write back with any further questions.


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