Saturday, July 2, 2011

Accompanying a woman in labor to the hospital


A woman's husband or mother may accompany her to the hospital in a vehicle on Shabbat when she is in labor, if she requests it and she would be panicked without that person present. Although that person is not providing medical treatment, we are concerned that the panic might make her medical situation worse.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 1:132)

Have a great day,

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