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Vesatot on Pill postpartum

7 June, 2017


I had a baby in May, and went on combined hormonal birth control soon after giving birth (before I got my period). Several years ago, we received psak to hold by the opinion of the "third approach" in the "Vestatot and Hormonal Treatments" article: in short, to keep the usual vestos for three times, and then after that to keep the veset of the days after the cessation of the active pill. Since I began birth control after giving birth, the intervals were as follows:

(3 wks active pill) 3 days (Tuesday day)
(6 wks active pill) 4 days (Wednesday day)
(6 wks active pill) 4 days (Wednesday day)
(6 wks active pill) 5 days (Thursday night).

What would my next veset be?



Mazal tov on the birth of your baby!

Sometimes a woman will not establish a specific veset kavua after stopping the pill, rather an extended range of onot as her veset. In your situation, you should observe days 4-5 after your last pill as an extended onah. If you find in the future that you are narrowing down your veset kavua to only day 4 or day 5 or even a specific onah, you would just observe that as your veset.

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