I'm pregnant and my sex drive has dropped off a cliff – my boyfriend feels rejected | The Sun
DEAR DEIDRE: SEX has always been a huge part of my relationship.
Both my boyfriend and I have high sex drives and even though we’ve been together for 15 years we would still get intimate at least three or four times a week.
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I’m 34, he’s 33 and we have one child.
But recently I’ve had a stitch put into my cervix – I’m pregnant and have a history of going into early labour.
Now I’m 12 weeks pregnant and am feeling pretty healthy but my libido has dropped off a cliff.
I still find my boyfriend really attractive but I just can’t seem to get in the mood any more.
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We haven’t had sex for weeks and he is feeling really rejected.
I don’t feel anxious about my pregnancy so why has our sex life taken such a hit?
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DEIDRE SAYS: Your body will be experiencing a whole host of hormonal changes, which may explain why your usual sexual responses have changed.
It is completely normal for pregnant women’s libido and arousal to change at different stages of pregnancy.
Talk to your boyfriend and ask him to be patient.
Take any extra pressure off yourself by putting sex into the bigger context of your relationship.
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