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Loss of sexual appetite and more! SuperShlee 16 kids; Pennsylvania 49 posts
28th Aug '12

I'm having some major concerns over my relationship with the father of my unborn daughter. I am currently 6 months pregnant, and essentially ever since I have been pregnant I completely lost my sex drive and also have no interest in being any type of romantic towards him. I have been with him for a few years now, he is my best friend, and we plan to marry. This isn't due to anything like a fight or finding information out or anything of those sorts, yet for some reason I just don't feel intimate. I am starting to wonder if this will go away after my pregnancy, or if anyone else has ever experienced this. This is my first pregnancy and I certainly wasn't expecting to lose my sexual appetite. I love him but I don't even want to be touched by him. *Sigh* I hope I am not alone here...

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
28th Aug '12

Nope 100% normal. It happens to a lot of women and sometimes can take awhile to come back especially after baby. Your hormones and your whole body is changing just try to talk to your partner and let them know whats going on.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5682 posts
28th Aug '12

Totally normal. :) In my experience, it either goes one way or the other. You either want sex all of the time or you don't want your SO to touch you. It does go away eventually. Breastfeeding can reduce sex drive too. With my older 2 boys, sex was back to normal within 2 months. With my 3rd one, it's taken a little longer, but I'm going to chalk that up to not wanting to get knocked up again so soon. ;)

Mellissa28 Due September 3; 1 child; Sussex, Wisconsin 795 posts
28th Aug '12

This happened with me too. My sex drive already sucked and getting pregnant did not help... I did make sure to do it atleast once a month so Dh got some. He really didnt care one way or the other. He is a great hubby and totally understood.

SuperShlee 16 kids; Pennsylvania 49 posts
28th Aug '12

Thank you! I am thankful to have a supportive fiance who isn't upset with the lack of sex we have been having. It's good to know I am not alone. I was worried. Everyone told me that during pregnancy its normal to want it 24/7, not to not want it...so it sure did have me concerned. It sucks I don't even like being around friends in relationships because the sight of them kissing each other even repulses me.