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Ovulating on mikveh day

18 June, 2017

Question:

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year. I recently came to realization that I ovulate the day I go to the the mikvah. Can this be the reason I'm not getting pregnant?


Answer:

Typically, a woman's fertile window extends for twenty-four hours past ovulation. Based on what you write, it still should be possible for you to conceive. However, you may wish to consult a fertility specialist at this stage to evaluate your situation.

On a halachic level, it is important to remember that the hefsek taharah and bedikot need not be entirely clear. Light brown (lighter than coffee with milk), with no hint of a reddish tint, is an acceptable color. Questionable bedikot or stains are best brought for evaluation rather than assumed to push off the clean days. Please see our article "Halachic Infertility" for more information and please get back to us with any further questions.


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