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Started exercising after childbirth. Will it affect periods?

I've started drinking a pre workout drink evey morn n going for walks n to the gym to help loose weight , I'm 10'weeks post partum n hav had my 1st period 36 days ago(stopped pp bleeding at 3 weeks pp) , mine are normaly pretty clockwork 28 days ' , I'm not breastfeeding(only bf for 1 week) n hav not had sex yet, would the change of routine in exercising everyday affect my period as I should of got one a week ago
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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A mild to moderate exercise regimen does not affect the periods- timing and duration. The heavy exercise can cause a delay in the periods or an irregularity due to hormonal changes in the body.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal ,
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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