ObGyn/Pregnancy issues/Exercise after d&c


I am an exercise instructor teaching 20 classes a week, Cardio, Zumba, Zumba Sentao,Zumba Gold, Zumbatomic and Bokwa levels 1 & 2. I had a blighted ovum discovered at 9 weeks and had a d&c 11 weeks ago. It took 5 weeks to get a negative hpt and now 11 weeks after d&c I still have no sign of period. I had 4 weeks off after d&c as I got married and took a long honeymoon in Thailand. Since getting back 6 weeks ago I am back to teaching all my classes. I have read that over exercise can stop you getting your period but as my body has always been used to doing so much do you think that this could be the cause in my case? My dr is unconcerned but at 40 every week seems like a lifetime when I want to get back to ttc

Exercise does not prevent normal monthly hormonal cycles from occurring. As long as you are not extremely underweight, you should be having normal cycles. Since you are 40, I would not wait to start basic fertility testing to rule out medical conditions that could prevent ovulation/menstruation.
Consider changing OBGYNs, as your concerns should be taken seriously.

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Helene Byrne


I can answer all questions regarding prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer any questions that are not related to prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer questions regarding getting pregnant, or signs or symtoms, only fitness and exercise during and after pregnancy. No due dates, medical problems during pregnancy, signs or symtpoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests, vaginal problems/smells/discharge, periods or ovulation.


Pre-and-Postnatal Exercise Specialist ACE certified Personal Trainer Author: "Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" Book Author: "Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning" DVD Founder: BeFit-Mom Teacher: Post Pregnancy Exercise Workshops

IDEA Health and Fitness Association

numerous regional parenting magazine

Dancing Thru Pregnancy, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist Certification 2000 Resist-a-Ball Core Program, 1999 American Council on Exercise, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1999 Peak Performance, San Francisco, CA, Pilates Instructor Training Program, 1992 Health and Fitness Institute, Cal State Hayward, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1990 American College of Sports Medicine, Group Exercise Leader, 1989 Boston Conservatory, BFA/Dance, 1982

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´┐ŻBounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning´┐Ż, 2005. Winner of the Platinum Award from the Family Review Center, 2007.

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