Pregnant woman and fright of dogs

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer


A pregnant woman is to avoid a situation that can lead to sudden fright, such as passing by a dog who may bark and cause her to feel threatened and frightened.


[1] See Admur Shemiras Guf Vinefesh Halacha 3; Michaber C.M. 409:3; Tur 409:3; Rambam Nizkeiy Mamon 5:9; Bava Kama 15b that even if the dog does not bite but simply barks [at people and intimidates them], then it is defined as a dangerous dog [which is Biblically prohibited from being owned], being that his threatening bark can cause a pregnant woman to feel threatened and frightened and cause her to miscarry.

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