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Kvater at a Bris
- Common practice is that a pregnant woman who is showing should not serve as the kvater at a bris.
- One should not induce labor unnecessarily, or simply for convenience. It is permissible if it is necessary for medical purposes. One should consult with a rabbi.
- The Expectant Mother on Halachically Speaking
- Minchat Yitzchak 10:42:2, Halichot Bat Yisrael 13:18
- Rabbi Yisroel Belsky and Rav Pinchas Sheinburg (Yad Lyoledet 15:25). Chazon Ovadia v. 1 p. 313 is lenient for a pregnant woman to go to the cemetery (based on Roke'ach 366, Birkei Yosef 343, Yavetz 2:177). He writes it is only a chumra of some women that they don't go to the cemetery when they are pregnant but they would go to the cemetery for a Yehrzeit so that they don't feel left out. As a proof he cites the Piskei Trumat Hadeshen 132.
- Halachically Speaking
- Rabbi Eli Mansour