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Exercise After Intrauterine Insemination

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QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
My husband and I have been trying for 1 1/2; years to conceive and are now under the care of a reproductive endocrinologist. I have been an avid runner and do some moderate weight lifting for about 6 years now. We had the Intrauterine Insemination a little over a week ago and I am dying to work out, but many people have said to just hang tight for a couple of weeks.

Is this necessary? Will running or lifting some weights have any affect on conception? Please advise...

What's the Best Breast Support for Nursing Moms?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION:

Dear Fitness Expert,
I did fine during pregnancy. I kept jogging until about the last 7 weeks. Then I walked. I assumed I could just pick up again once the baby was here. I have the okay from the doctor to start jogging again, but here's the problem. I'm breastfeeding and my boobs HURT when I run.

What can I do to lessen the pain? I am really looking forward to being on the go again.