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Biochemical pregnancy

26 July, 2004


I have just completed my first IUI cycle with injectable gonadotrophins. Unfortunately I am not pregnant, but my Dr. did say that I had a biochemical pregnancy.

Today is the first day of my next cycle, and I was wondering if this is halachically considered a miscarriage. I usually do not get a 'clean' hefsek until day 7 of my cycle anyway, so it probably does not matter too much, but I just wanted to know if I have to wait 7 days before counting the 7 clean days.

Thank you for this service.


If less than 40 days have passed since the insemination, you have the halachot of a niddah not of a yoledet. You would therefore wait the usual five day minimum prior to starting the seven clean days.

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