Dear Dr. Halperin,
Your name and email was given to me by Rabbi Bernhard of
He suggested that I speak with you regarding my problem.
First to tell you a little about myself which might be helpful to you.
I am 39 yrs. old I have four children. Twin daughters (17 yrs old soon)
and 13 yr old son and a 6 yr old son. For the last 25 months my husband
and I have been trying to conceive again with no success. We have
been shomer shabbos for 3 yrs now and 25 months ago I underwent
a halachic conversion. We've observed family purity since before the
conversion, however the Rabbi suggested that we wait to conceive
until the process was complete. I have seen my OB/GYN regarding
this issue and based on my history, 28 day cycle we think that I am
ovulating before I can go to the mikveh. I don't know for sure, but I
think that I am ovulating on day 11. My husband and I would love to
add to our family as we grow in our observance and would very
much like to try to get pregnant. The one thing that my doctor
said that we haven't done is a histagram (I think that's correct) to see
if there is any blockage. Although he thinks that it has more to do with
when I can get to the mikveh.
Dr. Halperin, is there anything that you could recommend?
Also you might need to know that we live in USA.
I just got my period again today. Thank you for your time and any
help that you might provide.
First you have to confirm the diagnosis of “early ovulation.” (the fact that your cycle is 28 days long usually leads to the conclusion that your ovulation day is day 14 – more or less)
Only after this confirmation you should consider medical treatment to delay ovulation. There are several treatments to consider, and I will be glad to give you more information after the above conformation.