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Onot at beginning of pregnancy

27 May, 2020

Question:

I just found out that I am Baruch Hashem pregnant.
Do I have to do bedikas on all my upcoming onahs? (hebrew date, 30 days and interval)


Answer:

B’sha’ah tovah!

If you have not yet missed a period, then you should indeed observe all your upcoming onot. Assuming you do not have further bleeding after that, there will in practice not be any further onot to observe.  If any questions arise, please get back to us.

Please do note that a woman can become niddah from uterine bleeding even while pregnant.  To review the precautions against becoming niddah unnecessarily, we recommend reading our articles “Stains” and “Toilet Paper.”


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