Segulos for easy birth

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer

Segulos for easy birth:

A. Sefer Torah reading as Segula:[1]

If a Yoledes is having a difficult time giving birth, it is permitted for one to place a Torah scroll on her and read a few verses, if one believes that this Segula can be of help.[2] However, some Poskim[3] rule that this is considered a belittlement of the Torah scroll, and hence it may only be brought to the entrance of her room and not further.


B. Segula of Sefarim Raziel Hamalach and Noam Elimelech:[4]

It is a known Segula to place the Sefer Raziel Hamalach or Noam Elimelech or Or Chochmah in the birthing room for an easy first. It is customary to place the Sefer under the head of the woman giving birth. It is to be wrapped up and placed under the pillow.[5]

C. Immersing in a Mikveh:[6]

It is a Segula for an easy birth for the husband to immerse in a Mikveh that day.


[1] See Encyclopedia Hilchatit Refuit Leida p. 275; Toras Hayoledes 31:1

[2] Pischeiy Teshuvah Y.D. 179:6 in name of Beir Sheva

[3] Chinuch Beis Yosef 71

[4] Halacha Lemoshe Hilchos Yoledes 6-7; Nitei Gavriel 62:1

[5] Meiam Loez Vayeira 417; Divrei Malkiel 5:166; Shefa Chaim Michtivei Torah 5:405

[6] Baal Shem Tov on Torah Parshas Yisro 25; Imrei Noam Parshas Vayechi 40; Parshas Beshalach 13; Nitei Gavriel 62:3

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