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Miscellaneous - pregnancy and cemetaries
Submitted by ayelet a  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Answer: There are different minhagim regarding a pregnant woman entering a cemetery, some are very stringent and consider it a physical and spiritual danger to the mother and child while others are much less concerned and would allow attendance for shalom bayis. As a Litvak I would suggest that if it is important for you to attend you may rely on the lenient opinions, but if you would rather not go you can always excuse yourself as being obviously expecting. Just keep in mind that if you opt out and later do enter a cemetery during this or future pregnancies that your sister may challenge the lack of consistency.
posted:2010-09-04 18:13:44

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