(Closed) Cold Stomach when TTC

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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meadow_jersey:  hmm this is really interesting. I’ve never heard of if your uterus is cold than your body isn’t using the right energy to help the baby. Could it be true? Maybe. If it makes you feel better to wear socks and feel your stomach warmer then go for it! I think I might start wearing socks after O too now! 🙂

To answer your question about your stomach being cold when you walk it’s simply because that is one of the places where you are burning calories! I learned that in a health and fitness class in college. I used to do intense boxing workouts to get into pre wedding shape and would notice at the end of the hour long intense class I would be sweating insanely but my thighs and stomach were cold to the touch. That simply means those places were burning more calories and fat than other places. HTH! GL to you! Hope you get your BFP in a week!! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is so interesting. I went to my first acupuncture appointment today and she mentioned my stomach and feet being so cold to the touch and this is something to work on. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My acupuncturist is huge on me not having cold things. He gets upset if I eat yogurt or salad.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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vanike:  mine said the same. Salads need to be warmed up and all beverages at room temp. It got an eye roll from my DH but hey whatever helps!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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theshannondee:  I still eat my yogurt and salads. Once in awhile I’ll swith to oatmeal or put hot chicken in my salad (which warms it up a little). I figure it’s not going to make a huge difference. I’ve been drinking everything at room temperature.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

No. Just absolutely no re: burning more calories in cold places on your body…

When you are at rest, your blood flow is more centered to your mid region to aid in digestion and other functions your body has to perform (like reproduction!). When you exercise, blood flow to the abdomen is redirected to aid in the areas that are working harder at that moment. 

Stopping exercise to avoid this funtional change is really counterproductive. You need the exercise. Your body is not preventing implantation because your stomach has a slight temp shift. 

Burning calories and fat doesn’t work that way. At all. 

As far as body temp… your body is constantly working to keep itself regulated, that means keeping your whole body at a healthy temperature. Drinking a cold drink might cool down your stomach for mere seconds but it’s not something that’s going to impact any other systems or functions in any way. Eating a salad or yogurt…. seriously? Think critically about that for a minute. What happens to your food as soon as you put it in your mouth (which is typically roughly 98ish degrees)? You chew and saliva floods in to immediately start breaking it down. How cold do you actually think the food is as it moves through your digestive system? 

I get that people look into alternative options when the traditional route isn’t working. And sure, maybe some of it helps, maybe. But please be smart about this stuff. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m no medical expert, but I don’t think your stomach and your uterus are really that close to each other. You have a bunch of intestines and organs in between….

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aren’t your stomach and uterus like way separated by all your intestines?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Your uterus is below your hip bones, your stomach is up at your ribs, with all your intestines in between. The idea of energy flow and biologic temperature are different. Moderate exercise like walking will increase blood flow to your uterus over time by keeping your cardiovascular system healthy and active.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had an acupuncturist tell me no cold beverages while TTC. She said “make your body like a warm little home”. I believe it’s a cultural thing because when women have babies in some traditional Asian cultures, they do not eat or drink anything cold in the postpartum months as well. A woman who is in my prenatal group has her mother coming to stay with her after her baby is born and the mother said she isn’t even allowed to turn on the air conditioner! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When I was doing accupuncture, he always pointed the heatlamp at my stomach and told me to make sure to work out and “stay warm”. IDK if there’s really anything to this, but that was what he did for me. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

In TCM infertility is often attributed to a Yang deficiency resulting in a constitutional cold/dampness. So you are supposed to stay warm and eat warm things. From what my acupuncturists have told me, it seems a bit more involved than the stomach gets cold and makes the uterus cold. In TCM, infertility can also be caused by too much sex as a teenager, so take it as you will.

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