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A 41-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Charles Barnhart
Psychiatry 48 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!

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Will my sex drive disappear after pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: It doesn't have to...But a new baby, nursing, sleepless nights all add up to fatigue. New parents tend to be tired and tired people tend not to want to have sex. If you have family and friends who can help you, take them up on it. Only you can nurse the baby but everyone else can do everything else. If this lets you get more rest then it will help keep your sex drive up.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to lose your sex drive in pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Karram
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Many women will relay this information to us and the exact mechanism is not understood. Rest assured though, most of the time it returns to normal.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

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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.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for sex drive to decrease at very beginning of pregnancy?

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Fatigue and decreased sex drive is a very common early pregnancy complaint.

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