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Bedikot with uterine prolapse

21/07/2015

Question:

B"H I had a baby six weeks ago and will hopefully soon be able to do a hefsek tahara. Since giving birth I have been diagnosed with a bladder prolapse along with a mild uterine prolapse, and was wondering how to proceed with the tahara process.


Answer:

Mazal tov on the recent birth of your baby!

In your situation, we recommend reducing the number of bedikot required during the clean days to the hefsek taharah, and one bedikah each on days one, seven, and one additional intermediate clean day. Be sure to perform the bedikot gently and slowly. While you still should try to perform the bedikot thoroughly, you may purposely avoid the cervix while performing the bedikah to avoid irritating yourself.

If you do find a stain on the bedikah and you suspect it is due to cervical irritation, you should bring the cloth to a rabbi for evaluation, explaining your situation.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.


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