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Question About Exercise and Fertility

Question About Exercise and Fertility

Question :

Hethir –
I want to thank you for an outstanding website! It has helped me to change my diet and given me a lot of hope and inspiration. My question is about exercise. I am a very healthy and physically fit 42-year-old woman. I have exercised regularly my whole life. My husband and I have been TTC for a little over a year now. I have had all the fertility tests, and my husband and I are fine. My hormones are great. I started acupuncture and changing my diet about 3 months ago. My acupuncturist does not want me to be physically active at all from ovulation till my menstrual cycle begins. She says motion is not good for the developing embryo. I am finding this really difficult because I am a very active person. What is your opinion on this matter?


Hethir’s answer :

Thank you for your email and kind comments about my site. I put my all into it and It feels so great to know it has helped others. Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back to you, I just got back from Hawaii.

So here is my answer : I would stick to what your acupuncturist says and this is why- try everything she has to offer and see how it works. That little step may be all it takes to get you pregnant.

Use the time between ovulation and your positive pregnancy test 🙂 to explore yoga and meditation. I understand what it feels like to have to stop working out when you love it! Try embracing this as a time for preparing for your little bean to implant and get cozy. Maybe try something you have never done before, like writing a book, start a new craft or volunteer. You get the idea.

I would not say this advice is for everyone, but when you are working with any type of healthcare practitioner try all that they are suggesting, than decide from the results what you may or may not want to change.

Best wishes,

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