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Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

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Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

Assalamualaikum,

My wife and I have made the intention and booked to perform our Hajj this year InShaAllah. However, earlier this week we were given some great news about a potential new addition to our small family.

My question is, are there any sisters who have performed Hajj whilst Pregnant who can provide some insight into how difficult it would be for my expecting wife? If so, can you go into some detail about necessary precautions and considerations to take into account before embarking on Hajj itself.

We're unsure how far along she is but under the impression that if 7 months, most airlines will refuse to let you fly. Is this correct?

We are guesstimating that she will be approx. 5/6 months far along by the time we have to leave for Hajj.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

Hello,

Congratulations !

I am not of your faith, but I do like to help people in this, and other forums too, if I can.

There is some official information and guidance concerning Hajj during pregnancy ( and comments relating to womens’ other health issues too) from the KSA Ministry of Health, in this link.

https:/…WomanAndChild.aspx

Kind regards,

Mon.

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2. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

You do notice ladies performing Hajj who are expecting and it shows.

The airline will most likely allow her to board and the Saudi Authorities won't question her.

The real point is - Hajj is quite tough and hard on anyone - never mind an expecting woman in a mid-stage of pregnancy. The heat, the exhaustion, the mass-produced food, the shoving and pushing. And if a medical arises, the facilities are not the best in the world.

I would think twice.

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3. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

I echo what DXBINC says.

Hajj might be too demanding in that condition. Access to medical facilities is the main issue.

Remember you'll be in amongst 2 million+ people and it's every man for himself! No one give you or your wife any sort of priority or special consideration unfortunately.

I wouldn't take my wife if she was expecting, even if she thought she could do it.

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4. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

OP, I concur with DXBINC and Spotboy. Hajj is extremely demanding for the most fittest individuals. My main concerns are; the constant pushing especially during tawaf, and the medical facilities that are excellent but can become overstretched with 2 million plus pilgrims. I once saw an ambulance trying to get through the throng of pilgrims in Arafat. My heart sank at the thought of the poor soul it was trying to get to. Not trying to put you off, just giving you a reality check. Please rethink.

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5. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

Salaam

Congratulations on your imminent arrival!

Whilst I agree with the points raised above, I also would like to support you and your wife in your hajj plans. I know I am probably too late now for you and you have already likely made a decision, however some words for future couples in this situation.

I have performed my hajj recently and I was 22 weeks pregnant. I completed everything without the need for a wheelchair and ensured I kept myself well hydrated, well fed and well rested. That is the key, and ensure the husband is protective during times like tawaf, even if he is literally physically creating a barrier around his wife everyone during tawaf will understand and make way.

It’s possible, and try not to deny your call from Allah.

Hope all went well!

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6. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

Thanks for bumping this thread. I'd be interested in an update from the OP. Did they or didn't they?

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7. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

As salaamu alaikum brother and sister, firstly many congratulations to you both! May Allah grant ease in the sisters pregnancy and accept your Hajj.

I would like to mention that I too recently completed my Hajj while I was 12 weeks pregnant. Alhamdulillah, Allah makes everything so easy. You must accept that Allah has put you in this situation for a reason, and in the same way will get you through it with ease insha'Allah. I think the most important thing for you and sister to remember is your intention - you have made that niyyah - now all you do is leave it up to Allah.

Alhamdulillah I was able to perform my entire Hajj in good health and without needing extra support such as a wheelchair. I even walked from Muzdalifah to Makkah on the day of Hajj with ease Alhamdulillah! Cannot express my gratitude enough towards Allah.

May Allah grant you health and success, Ameen

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8. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

Jazakallah, with Allah's grace we were able to perform Hajj without any problems or extra assistance. Credit due to my wife who soldiered it through without a single complaint. May Allah accept our Hajj and efforts.

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9. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

Alhamdulillah we managed to do every single ritual without a problem. Tawaf was a bit of a challenge but I kept my wife shielded the entire time and no problems occurred. JazakAllah for all the kind words of advice.

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10. Re: Performing Hajj whilst Pregnant

OP, extremely pleased to read that all went well. May the Almighty be pleased with your efforts.

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