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Ovulating on sixth clean day

2 July, 2014


I have been trying to get pregnant for close to one year. I didn't know why it was taking so long, since my first child was conceived quite quickly Baruch HaShem. I began using the ovulation tests and it turns out I ovulate on day 6 of my seven clean days. I am very upset – especially because I only bleed for 3 days, so waiting 12 days is usually frustrating – but now I'm in a horrible position. Do you know what I can do?


We are sorry to hear of your difficulty conceiving.

It would be helpful if you could see your physician to confirm your time of ovulation and discuss other factors that may affect conception.

In a situation in which a woman is trying to conceive, ovulates early, and bleeds for less than five days, performing a hefsek taharah on the fourth day can be permitted.  In such a case, it would be preferable for you to abstain from relations starting a day before your expected period.  

Based on what you write, immersing one day earlier may make a difference in your case.

Please read our site's articles on halachic infertility, diagnosis and treatment.  Please do get back to us with any further questions or information from your physician.

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