“Mazel tov to the newly engaged couple”! After the toasts and good wishes are finished, the fun and (sometimes) stress of planning the wedding will begin. Finding a date that works for both sides and the perfect venue for a wedding can be a challenge for all couples. But religious couples face the added stress of choosing a wedding date that avoids a chuppat niddah (bleeding that causes the bride to be a niddah at the wedding ceremony).
Kallot (brides) are often immediately started on birth control to manipulate their cycles to avoid a chuppat niddah. However, like all medications, hormonal manipulation needs to be carefully chosen after an appropriate medical consultation.
Like most things in life, the answer is not the same for every person. Not every kallah requires hormonal manipulation of her cycle to prevent chuppat niddah. [Read more…]