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Veset kavua within two years postpartum

10 January, 2016

Question:

I have a question about whether I have a veset kavuah. I do not have a rav to call about this, but i was using my online mikvah calendar and I got this message: "A Fixed cycle (veses kavuah) has been established by three flows all having haflagah number 56."

I am not sure what to do next. Also, I gave birth to a baby 23 months ago. Her second birthday on the Hebrew calendar falls out a month from tomorrow.  So that might be a factor.

Can you advise me on how to proceed with my counting of onot? Thank you.


Answer:

A woman within 24 months of giving birth does not establish a veset kavua. Therefore, even though you experienced an interval of 56 days (or 56 onot, if the online calendar is set to follow Chabad custom) three times in a row, this veset remains a veset she'aino kavua. As such, you should observe your vesatot as usual (yom hachodesh, haflagah, and onah beinonit).

Should you continue to experience this interval three times in a row once your baby turns two, you can get back to us for further guidance.

We are glad you checked with us. Online veset calculators can be very helpful, but it is important to learn the relevant halachot before using them so that you will be alert to questions like this one.

B'Hatzlacha!


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