There has been no sexual activity between my wife and myself for some time. My wife says that she is afraid to get pregnant again. Will we ever have a normal sex life again? Your wife may have good reason to avoid sex if your children were not planned.
Sex during pregnancy: What's OK, what's not - Mayo Clinic
But what about what happens before that — how many women can say for sure that there was nothing about being pregnant that surprised them? Changes to libido is one of these surprises. And depending on who you ask, evidence can be conflicting: some women report surges of arousal while others had no desire whatsoever to be touched, let alone have sex. When speaking to women whose libido dropped during pregnancy— as well as scrolling through forum threads — a common feeling of guilt emerges for not wanting to have sex with their partners. Ursula, who was 29 at the time of pregnancy, experienced a gradual decline in libido around the end of the second trimester, when her belly began to grow.
Back to Health A to Z. Try to not feel embarrassed about getting help. Lots of people experience problems with their sex drive and seeking advice can be the first step towards resolving the issue. One of the first things to consider is whether you're happy in your relationship.
Rest assured, sex drive changes during pregnancy are perfectly normal. Blame your hormones. Fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone can lead to changes in sexual desire. But nausea, fatigue, stress and weight gain also impact your libido.