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Halachic infertility with 30-day cycle

30 November, 2011


I wanted to share my own experience with halachic infertility in case it can help anyone else out there.

I got remarried at age 36, my husband has only one child so we decided to try for another one together. After six months without success I saw my ob/gyn and then transferred my care to a reproductive endocrinologist.

The ob/gyn actually told me I wasn’t ovulating, because she did blood tests around day 14 since I had a 30 day cycle. The reproductive endocrinologist did daily sonograms which showed I was ovulating – on day 10 – in a 30 day cycle. I got pregnant after using an estrogen patch to delay ovulation. (You leave the patch on for an extra 3 days after it stops working to prevent bleeding.)


Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is indeed an important reminder that ovulating before immersion can affect women with longer/”normal” cycles as well. Thorough testing can play a crucial in determining why a couple is not successfully conceiving.

We wish you much hatzlacha!

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