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No period to count from

17 March, 2009

Question:

Hi, I gave birth to a boy at the end of November 2007. I got pregnant again in November 2008, which was before my period resumed.

Should I have anticipated menses during the first three months of my second pregnancy?


Answer:

BeSha'ah tovah!

No, if menstruation did not resume post-partum, then there were no periods from which to calculate vesatotVesatot are only calculated from actual bleeding.  The bleeding immediately postpartum does not count.  You should not have vesatot to observe until you have menstruated postpartum.


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