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Why do some not have a baby shower before the baby is born?

According to Jewish Law, there is no explicit prohibition against celebrating the arrival of a newborn baby before its birth. However, according to the...

Divine Labor: The Role of the Jewish Birthing Coach

It is written in Torah about the Hebrew women in Egypt, "For they are like midwives, before the midwife comes to them, they have given birth."1 Although...

Are there certain prayers recited during and after birth?

According to the instructions issued by the Tzemach Tzedek (the third Chabad Rebbe 1789-1866) to his sons during the birth of his youngest son - Rabbi...

Why do people place the "Shir Hamaalot" Psalm near a baby's crib?

According to Kabbalah, it is beneficial to have a copy of Psalm 121 in the delivery room during labor and at the time of birth. These holy passages arouse...

How do I add extra holiness to the labor and delivery?

According to Kabbalah, it is customary to have a copy of Psalm 121 in the delivery room during labor and at the time of birth. These holy passages arouse...

If Jewish parents adopt, is the child automatically Jewish?

According to Jewish Law, a person is Jewish if s/he was born to a Jewish mother or if s/he converted according to Jewish Law. If the religion of...

Child naming and customs practiced during labor

Mrs. Rochel Loewenthal: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...Expecting: Hi. I am due to have a baby any day and my husband and I are having discussions...

Is it right to abort a fetus with a genetic deformity?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?anonymous: Is it right to abort a child with a genetic...

What are the do's and dont's for the first months of pregnancy?

Do listen to everything which your doctor tells you.Do give some extra charity each day.Do check the mezuzahs on the doors of your home to make sure they...

How soon after birth can sexual relations be resumed?

The Torah says1 that marital relations are forbidden for one week after giving birth to a boy and after two weeks after a girl. After that...