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Will my sex drive disappear after pregnancy?

Will my sex drive disappear after pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose your sex drive in pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose your sex drive in pregnancy?

It can happen: Because of level of discomfort and or feeling less attractive. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have major sex drive during the first 6weeks of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have major sex drive during the first 6weeks of pregnancy?

Sure!: Many women have increased sex drive during their first and second trimesters especially. Positive feelings, hormones, and increased blood flow contribute. Take advantage of it before baby comes! ...Read more

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Is it normal that my girlfriend's sex drive has dramatically increased during pregnancy? Shes constantly cheating with multiple guys

Is it normal that my girlfriend's sex drive has dramatically increased during pregnancy? Shes constantly cheating with multiple guys

Maybe, but: That type of promiscuity during pregnancy is certainly not safe because of the potential exposure to many sexually transmitted diseases which could certainly put the fetus at risk not to mention your relationship. Whether of not pregnancy is the cause she needs some impulse control for her own well being. ...Read more

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Is it true during early pregnancy do the male sex drive go up and the females sex drive go low like she be not in the mood or tired?

Is it true during early pregnancy do the male sex drive go up and the females sex drive go low like she be not in the mood or tired?

Variable: In some women libido can decrease in early pregnancy. In others it increases. Male sex drive is generally independent of his partner's pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife and i haven't had sex since my awesome son was born 11 weeks ago and sex was limited during pregnancy. Her sex drive is low. Is this normal?

It isn't uncommon.: Many women experience exhaustion after being pregnant ; going through labor. The pressure of having a little person to be responsible for 24/7, late night feeding and possibly baby blues can also contribute. ...Read more

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Non existent sex drive ever since pregnancy 6yrs ago, what may cause it and how can i tackle it. Take no BC pills, would they help? Not depressed.

Stress and other: psychological factors are the most common cause. Check w/your doctor. BC pills are not going to increase sex drive unless you're worried about becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Is low sex drive normal during pregnancy? This is severely hurting my relationship for him and me. Very stressful

Is low sex drive normal during pregnancy? This is severely hurting my relationship for him and me. Very stressful

Lots of changes: Hormones fluctuate widely during pregnancy. Some women find their libido has greatly increased, where others it greatly decreases. This can also happen if you have severe "morning sickness" - it's kind of hard to be in the mood if you're feeling nauseated and throwing up all the time. Long and the short, it takes an adjustment. Take more time with each other, more romance. Good luck! ...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

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Lost ability to climax & complete sex drive during 3rd pregnancy wit my only son about 3 yrs ago. Ob/gyn says time heals. How can I get it all back?

Lost ability to climax & complete sex drive during 3rd pregnancy wit my only son about 3 yrs ago. Ob/gyn says time heals. How can I get it all back?

Not just time: Sex drive/ability to orgasm is largely in your head, not your vagina. Fatigue, body image issues, and many other things can influence your libido. Find a baby sitter and make time for you and your hubby to really get "reacquainted" with one another - go on a "date" and steam up the windows in the car! sex and sex drive with kids is often a "hurry up and let's go" thing instead of romance...Tough.. ...Read more

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Birth control makes me feel horrible. I gain weight have no sex drive! We tried condoms and I get infections, is there any else to prevent pregnancy ?

Birth control makes me feel horrible. I gain weight have no sex drive! We tried condoms and I get infections, is there any else to prevent pregnancy ?

Talk 2 you Ob/Gyn: IUDs can be effective for many women along with spermicides to be even safer. It is important to find as safe a way to have relations as possible to avoid destroying your sex drive, which is important for our physical and mental health. ...Read more

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3 wks off of birth control. Unprotected sex May 14 and June 1st. Have noticed an increase in vaginal dc and higher libido, pregnancy or bc related?

3 wks off of birth control. Unprotected sex May 14 and June 1st. Have noticed an increase in vaginal dc and higher libido, pregnancy or bc related?

NO guessing: Physicians will never guess about diagnosing pregnancy. And you do not need a physician to tell you that sperm in the vagina causes pregnancy. Libido changes and vaginal discharge do not in any way represent being pregnant or not being pregnant. ...Read more

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My wife has is going through a severe loss of libido during pregnancy, is it normal? What can we do to help her?

My wife has is going through a severe loss of libido during pregnancy, is it normal? What can we do to help her?

Being pregnant: Your wife's body is going through many changes which can affect her libido. You don't say how far along she is. In early pregnancy some women experience an increase of sexual desire, and others do not. Some have a lot of nausea, vomiting, and continual tiredness. Some women want more comfort and cuddling than intercourse. If you love her, be with her in ways that show your empathy and care. ...Read more

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Does libido increase or decrease in early pregnancy....Trying to concieve?

Does libido increase or decrease in early pregnancy....Trying to concieve?

Could go either way: Libido is complex. It is affected by hormones, stress levels, emotional intimacy and many many other things. The only way to definitely tell if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. ...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