Episode 14: ‘No Period. Now What?’ with Dr. Nicola Rinaldi


Over the last few months we’ve talked all about the experience of getting a period. But what about when yours doesn’t come? Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is one of the most common causes of missing periods, which occurs when the major control center in your brain, the hypothalamus, stops releasing the hormones needed for ovulation and menstruation. In this episode, Dr. Nicola Rinaldi, author of “No Period. Now What?,” talks to us about the common triggers of HA — dieting, overexercise and stress — and how to heal.

Resources + links

Learn more about Dr. Nicola Rinaldi’s work and check out her book, “No Period. Now What?”

Join Nicola’s Hypothalamic Amenorrhea support group on Facebook.


Our theme song is Crimson Wave, performed by Tacocat, courtesy of Hardly Art Records.

Additional music used in this episode: “De Facto” by Chad Crouch, under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

Stefanie Kleinburd