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Voluntary immersion after staining

3 June, 2019

Question:

I am exclusively breastfeeding my 9 month old. I had a hormonal IUD, but after 8 months of continual staining I decided to have it removed. I had 1 day of heavy staining after it was removed. My Rabbi ruled that I am not a niddah, but after all the staining I would like to visit the mikva. Especially before we conceive another child. Is there any issue with going?


Answer:

It is fully permissible for a married woman to immerse in the mikveh when she is tehorah.

In this case, since immersion is voluntary, you should not make a bracha. You can substitute your own personal tefillah.

Please write back with any further questions.


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