(12:1, 2) God spoke to Moses, telling him to speak to the children of Israel, relating the following: When a woman conceives and gives birth to a boy, she shall be ritually unclean for seven days, just as she is during the time of separation when she has her period.
When a woman conceives and gives birth For a child born through cesarean section, there is no need for its mother to observe the prescribed days of uncleanness or the days of cleanness, nor does she have to bring an offering. Why so? Because it says “If a woman conceives and gives birth”—only if she gives birth by the passageway through which she conceived (Niddah 40a).
She shall be ritually unclean A Tanna [teacher of the Mishnah] recited before Rav: If a woman miscarries a fetus with a shapeless body or a shapeless head, you might think that she is ritually unclean because of its birth; therefore, it says “If a woman conceives and gives birth, she shall be ritually unclean. And on the eighth day, the child's foreskin shall be circumcised, ” which implies that only a child that is fit to undergo the brit, “covenant, ” of the eighth day causes uncleanness in his