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  1. Some poskim write that a pregnant woman should not go to a cemetery.[1] Others are lenient.[2]

Kvater at a Bris

  1. Common practice is that a pregnant woman who is showing should not serve as the kvater at a bris.[3]


see Fast Days: Pregnant or Nursing Women

Inducing Labor

  1. 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.[4]



  1. Minchat Yitzchak 10:42:2, Halichot Bat Yisrael 13:18
  2. 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.
  3. Halachically Speaking
  4. Rabbi Eli Mansour