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Medical words & abbreviations

In trying to get a better understanding of your situation there may be a number of medical terms which you may be unfamiliar with.

For explanations of frequently used terminology regarding male and female infertility please visit:

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Jewish words and phrases

Below is a list of commonly used Jewish words and phrases associated with fertility issues:

AshkanaziTerm usually used for Jews of European origin
Beis din  Court of Jewish Law
BrochoBlessing
ChossonBridegroom
HalochaJewish Law
HeterAn Halachic dispensation
KallohBride
MikvaJewish ritual immersion bath
Nacht(time of) Nightfall
NiddahA woman during her menstrual period
PsakAn Halachic decision
RebbetsinRabbi's wife
Rov /Rav Rabbi
SegulahA good omen
SephardiTerm usually used for Jews of Middle Eastern or Spanish / Portuguese origin
ShabbosThe Jewish Sabbath
Sheila An Halachic question addresed to a  Rabbi
Shiur Generally a lecture on an Halachic or other Torah related topic
Shkiah(time of) Sunset
ShmirahGuarding (in this context relating to IVF procedures)
Taharas HamishpochoLaws of Jewish Family Purity
TefillahPrayer
TzedakaCharity (although strictly translated as justice) 
YomtovA Jewish holiday or festival
ZmanThe halachic time

 

 

 

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