(Closed) How much exercise is too much when TTC?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 18
854 posts
Busy bee

As a personal trainer I worked out a ton before getting pregnant and during my pregnancy with no issues. I am 5’9″ and was 112 when I started TTC.

Unless you are working out so much that your body fat goes way down and your period stops you should be fine UNLESS your doctor says thereis something else going on. If your body is used to working out regularly and hard you should be fine.

Post # 20
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

If you have an irregular cycle or body fat below a certain athletic percentage, you can have difficulty conceiving. Most people, realistically, don’t exercise enough to cause problems, though. 

Post # 21
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@RunnerBride13:  gaining back that weight and also cutting back a bit on the exercise and my period returned to normal after a few months. I was always in a healthy range and didn’t exercise excessively – I guess my body was just extra sensitive to the changes.

Post # 23
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i went off the pill in the beginning of november, ran a marathon Nov 17 and we started trying right after. was pregnant after 2 cycles. after the marathon i did cut back quite a bit on my running, though.


Post # 25
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

The amount of exercise you’re doing per week is normal. Last I read the statistics, I think the going theory was that in excess of 7 hours per week starts to increase your odds of having a miscarriage, and it could also delay or prevent pregnancy (keep in mind that could be correlated with exercise injury — if you’re working out more, you’re likely in better shape and you’re likely engaging in more risky workouts while pregnant…i.e., falling risk while running).

For OP, body fat could be an issue — while not underweight, you are on the lower end of a “normal” BMI. It sounds like you’re already using BBTs (do you use ovulation tests?). Chances are that if BOTH of those are checking out, you’re probably fine.

I very rarely had any EWCM in the 10 months I was trying to conceive — still got pregnant. Do you get watery CM? If you’re getting watery, at the least, you should be OK.

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