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No sex drive after 2nd child was born. How can husband cope?

No sex drive after 2nd child was born. How can husband cope?

Couple's time: Hormone changes during pregnancy, just after having a baby and during breast-feeding can put a damper on sex drive. Fatigue, changes in body image and the pressures of caring for a new baby can all contribute to changes in sexual desire. Hiring an sitter to care for your children while you and your partner work on your relationship via adult activities may help rekindle the desire. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Loss Of Sex Drive (Definition)

Loss of sex drive (loss of libido) is a symptom in which a person who used to have sex drive now no longer has interest in relating to other people in a sexual manner. Loss of libido can be caused by emotional trauma, depression, low testosterone, ...Read more


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I've had little to no sex drive since my 2nd child was born, and barely had one prior to that, is there something i can do to change that?

I've had little to no sex drive since my 2nd child was born, and barely had one prior to that, is there something i can do to change that?

Sexual desire: There is not enough space here to give you a proper answer. Low desire problems are the most common problems for women experiencing sexual problems. At this point, there is no magic bullet", no pill to take. My best advice would be to find a good psychologist or similar practitioner to work with you on this problem. Your gynecologist can also help, especially if testing is needed. ...Read more

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Have had no periods or sex drive after my 2nd child was born?

Have had no periods or sex drive after my 2nd child was born?

How old is the Baby?: How old is your child? Have you discussed it with your ob-gyn? Check that you are not exhausted, lacking nutrition, or having a hormonal imbalance. Please get your self checked asap. ...Read more

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I just had my tubes tied after my third child was born. I now have no sex drive. What can I do?

I just had my tubes tied after my third child was born. I now have no sex drive. What can I do?

Talk to someone: What u're experiencing may be related to fatigue, postpartum blues or unrelated medical issue (not related to tubal ligation or recent pregnancy). Postpartum hormones have to re-regulate, three kids is alot of work, are u sleeping? Or perhaps u have mixed feelings about having had your tubes tied. Talk to someone u trust and who'll listen to u make sure u tell your doctor at post op visit. ...Read more

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Should i seek a therapist to cope with husbands low sex drive?

Should i seek a therapist to cope with husbands low sex drive?

It all depends: Yes. If his sexual libido is bothering you and he won't discuss it, then getting into a therapeutic situation can be helpful. If he is willing to talk to someone i would hope he would seek a full medical evaluation for his troubles. Men have a difficult time admitting they struggle with libido, even when this is common and easily addressed. ...Read more

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How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

See your doctor.: Low sex drive is a common side effect of antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris). Your provider may be able to switch you to a different medication with fewer sexual side effects, or recommend ways to approach this in your relationship with your husband. You may want to discuss this issue with your doctor to see what options are available. ...Read more

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How can I get my sex drive back after having a child?

How can I get my sex drive back after having a child?

Talk with your OB: Low sex drive can result from fatigue, depression or hormone changes. It is best to discuss this with your ob/gyn who can best investigate for the cause of the low libido. ...Read more

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Does a woman's sex drive increase or decrease after her first child?

Does a woman's sex drive increase or decrease after her first child?

Either: It can increase , decrease or stay the same. Each person will have a different response to having their first child. ...Read more

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Could child sexual abuse cause low sex drive?

Could child sexual abuse cause low sex drive?

Yes it can: Sadly, sexual abuse during childhood can impact on not only sexual drive but also on the person's ability to develop and have healthy adult relationships. Psychotherapy and support groups can help overcome the negative impact of childhood sexual abuse. ...Read more

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I have ovulated and have had pregnancy symptoms, high sex drive, my child is clingy. But am on implanon. Am I pregnant ?

I have ovulated and have had pregnancy symptoms, high sex drive, my child is clingy. But am on implanon. Am I pregnant ?

Take a test: If you are ever worried that you may be pregnant, then just take an over the counter home pregnancy test to make sure. They are fast and accurate and you'll have your answer and won't have to worry. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more