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Subject:Mikvah in 9th month of pregnancy
Time:07:56 pm
I'm about to go into my ninth month of pregnancy next week, IYH.  I've seen a lot of women go to the mikvah in their ninth month as a segulah for easy delivery and for the person after them to get pregnant.  Does anyone have any links or literature on this?
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real_bethy
Subject:Yes, I Do!
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Time:2008-06-23 09:51 pm (UTC)
Check Out:

The Jewish Pregnancy Book by Sandy Falk and Rabbi Daniel Judson

A Time to be Born: Customs and Folklore of Jewish Birth by Michele Klein

http://www.jewishpregnancy.org/spirituality_for_birth/segulot_birth.html

For what it's worth, Yeshiva.org doesn't have a source for the segulah: http://www.yeshiva.org.il/ask/eng/print.asp?id=1836 but they don't say NOT too do it, either.

I can't believe it's been almost 9 months already! Kein ayin hara!
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introducingyael
Subject:Re: Yes, I Do!
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Time:2008-06-24 12:55 pm (UTC)
I knew I could count on you!
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conundrum1
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Time:2008-06-24 12:37 pm (UTC)
I mentioned this 9th month segula to my hubby and he also wanted a reference. As far as he's concerned, mikveh is a halachik tool, not something to be used for segulot.

All that site says is, "Before birth, some women go to the mikvah to cleanse themselves spiritually in order to encourage G-d’s mercy towards them and their baby during the labor.".
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introducingyael
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Time:2008-06-24 12:55 pm (UTC)
Did you look at the second link? I've never heard of that before. It seems a little untsnius to me to involve someone else in a tahara mikvah.
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conundrum1
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Time:2008-06-24 12:57 pm (UTC)
I just did...creepy. Personally, I don't want to know who was in the mikveh before or after me. I go in, do my dunking and go out (not that I've been in the mikveh all that many times).
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