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My labs are normal. Why is my period missing?

My labs are normal. Why is my period missing?

If you've recently come off the pill only to realize your period is MIA, you're not alone. Post pill amenorrhea can happen from prolonged birth control use, especially if you tend to skip avoid the placebo pills leading to thinning of the uterine lining. It may take...

AMH with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

AMH with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Many of you have been there before. After months (or years!) of struggling with infertility, you stumble your way into the diagnosis of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA). You find yourself sifting through a whole set of new acronyms - HA, TTC, OPK, etc. Your infertility...

Why you don’t need IVF to get pregnant with a missing period

Why you don’t need IVF to get pregnant with a missing period

TTC, IUI, timed intercourse, trigger shots, gonadotropins, egg retrievals, IVF… If you’ve been there - you know. Many women assume that starting a family will be a pretty straightforward process when the time is right. I've worked with several women. To their...

Can I get my period back without gaining weight?

Can I get my period back without gaining weight?

If you’ve done any research on period recovery, you’ve most likely heard of “going all in,” or that gaining weight is a key part of healing your hormones.  Many people hope that they are the exception - that they can regain their cycle without gaining weight -...

Cervical Mucus During Period Recovery

Cervical Mucus During Period Recovery

Are you taking steps to recover from hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), but unsure if you’re on the right track?  As a registered dietitian specializing in period loss, I teach my clients how to recover their periods (More on that here!), but I get it - in the midst of...

Why Breakfast Matters for Fertility

Why Breakfast Matters for Fertility

Do you often find yourself skipping breakfast, with the desire to "save up" for later in the day? This habit might be more impactful on your fertility than you realize- especially if you're on a journey to heal from hypothalamic amenorrhea. As a registered dietitian...

Do I need to stop exercising to get my period back?

Do I need to stop exercising to get my period back?

Just like nutrition, exercise recommendations for period recovery can have a lot of nuance. Recommendations can vary per the individual depending on their health history, relationship with movement, and their current lifestyle.  Dr. Nicola Sykes, author of No...

What happens if you don’t recover your period

What happens if you don’t recover your period

Join me for a deep dive into what body systems suffer the most when you aren’t getting your period. We’ll discuss the short-term and long-term health consequences of remaining in a low estrogen state as well as the psychological impact amenorrhea can have on your...

Do I have HA or PCOS?

Do I have HA or PCOS?

Getting down to the root cause of your missing period As a period recovery dietitian, I have seen many women struggle with finding the proper diagnosis- in particular determining if they have Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Though...

How to eat to get your Period Back

How to eat to get your Period Back

Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is a condition characterized by the absence of regular periods due to hormonal imbalances. This is caused by factors such as low body weight, excessive exercise, stress, and/or restrictive eating habits. One key aspect of recovery is...

Navigating Hunger during Period Recovery

Navigating Hunger during Period Recovery

I think there is a common misconception that women who experience period loss due to Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) intentionally under eat. While this may be true for some individuals, the relationship between HA, disordered eating, and infertility is a lot more...

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