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Veset haflagah at four months pregnant

21 September, 2012

Question:

I am now four months pregnant. Prior to that, I had very irregular periods (always longer than 40 days), so I was told to keep only the onat haflagah and not the other onot. The cycle right before I became pregnant, I did not get my period for 4-5 months (for no apparent reason). Therefore, my first onat haflagah is coming up in about two weeks (at 17 weeks pregnant), and I have not observed any onot at all since I became pregnant (because I do not do the yom hachodesh or onah beinonit). Do I have to observe the upcoming onat haflagah?


Answer:

B'Sha'ah tovah!

Once the initial three months of pregnancy have passed, you are considered according to all opinions to have the status of a 'mesuleket damim' (one who doesn't bleed). A mesuleket damim is not required to observe vesatot, even a long veset haflagah that has not been uprooted. Therefore, you need not observe your upcoming veset.

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