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Heavy bleeding during pregnancy

24 April, 2013

Question:

During pregnancy what renders a woman a Nidda? 

I am six weeks pregnant confirmed today by a sonogram. It is not yet 40 days since the last time I went to Mikva. Yesterday I experienced heavy vaginal bleeding with painful cramping. As per my OBGYN the pregnancy is still viable.

What is my Halachik status?


Answer:

B'Sha'ah Tovah!

Even during pregnancy, a woman will become niddah from uterine bleeding. Based on your description of heavy vaginal bleeding, you were rendered niddah. You need to wait five days from when you experienced the bleeding, count the seven clean days, and immerse in the mikveh.

We wish you a healthy and smooth pregnancy!


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