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A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Fatigue: There are lots of reasons. Some women actually experience an increase in their sex drive. I think the fatigue that normally accompanies pregnancy contributes to the loss of desire.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Different factors: There are different factors. Psychological, hormonal, situational.Indeed some women experience an increase sexual drive. Each body reacts differently to same stress factors.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I do about increasing my sex drive during pregnancy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Barnhart
49 years experience
Be patient: Some women have increased libido while pregnant; others have less. There's probably a relationship between high Progesterone levels but keep in mind there are also lots of psychological and body image issues that can impact you and your husband. Talk about it frankly and remember: pregnancy isn't permanent!
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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