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Delaying period for holiday

19 August, 2004


Hi there, thank you for such a wonderful website – its a big help.
My husband and I plan to go away on a holiday in a few months – it has to be arranged on one particular week, when he is allowed holiday break from work. Unfortunately though, I will be niddah during that week and we don't want the two to clash. Am I allowed to delay my period that month in any way so that we can enjoy our holiday?


There is nothing in itself forbidden about regulating and changing a menstrual cycle. You are permitted to delay your period, with the approval of your physician and under his or her guidance. If you are not already using contraception, a method that would not interfere unduly with the obligation to procreate, such as progesterone taken before the onset of menstruation, is preferred.

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