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Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

My sister told me she was totally turned on when she was pregnant but I’d rather do just about anything than have sex right now. What’s up with that?

Re: My sister told me she was totally turned on when she was pregnant but I’d rather do just about anything than have sex right now. What’s up with that?

The Bump Expert

In a word, hormones. They hit everyone differently, so your lack of desire definitely doesn’t mean you (or your sister) are weird. Plus, you're probably experiencing pregnancy symptoms (vomiting, super-sore boobs, so-tired-you-could-croak) that keep you from feeling frisky. Your sister also might be remembering the horny days of her second trimester, when hormones shift, nausea and fatigue fade, and blood increasingly flows to all the right places. Our advice: Even if you’re not up for sex, try to stay emotionally connected with your husband. Tell him how you’re feeling, be affectionate in other ways...and promise him some hot monkey love as soon as you’re feeling better.

Paula Kashtan

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

i heard (not sure the truth to this) but that if your pregnant with a boy then you will have less of a sex drive bc of the male hormones conflicting with your estrogen. and that you have more of a sex drive with a girl because of it gives you more of a female hormone. not sure of the truth to that but i cant wait to see what im having, bc i am totally drained no sex drive for me

chris5olson |

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

Testosterone is the sex hormone in both males and females. Therefore, if the sex of the baby were to determine your sex drive it would make more sense for your libido to increase if you were pregnant with a boy. I'm not saying this is possible though, just going with your thought process.

Mrs.Davisson |

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

I got to say I was happy to see your question. I thought I was the only one. Knowing that someone else feels the same way is such a comfort.

barham1978 |

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

i have no sex dive in tell we have it then allabut it

pop31 |

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

I was hoping more people would respond to this. My husband and I are normally very VERY active in bed. This past week I have been ignoring his boners and pretend I dont notice just so I dont have to have sex. Its one of the things that "jumped up and bit me" symptom. I didnt think anything of the other symptoms cause they were normal for every month before my flow. This no sex drive was the biggest thing sign.

alvaradojerrica111 |

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

Usually I'm the one jumping my fiance's bones as they say, even when he might not be too in to it or tired! I recently had mo drive to be the one that started things, and ince we found out that we were pregnant it made sense. I still even after knowing don't go to bed with the intention of having fun in bed, but if he even just mentions sex or a homer that won't go away I fall asleep and dream about sex until it happens! And even though I don't have the drive to do it snow, when it does happen its amazing! I just can't wait for the second trimester where sex was an ever day occurence in our first pregnancy and it was the most fun we've ever had in bed. To respond to the question above about having a boy and having a lower sex drive I think this is false. Our first child was a boy and we had sex like we were rabbits! Sometimes 2 or even 3 times a day! This time around morning sickness is getting the best of me along with having a sinus and chest infection so I just don't have that drive...yet! If you hit that second trimester you should experience a sex drive that you may wish you never lose!

CriostalCamhaoir |

Q&A: Sickened by sex during pregnancy?

I know the feeling. Most of my friend told me the same thing that during their pregnancy it was all milk and honey, but during mine - it wasn't. And also, after I gave birth to my little angel girl - my husband and I stopped being one of those horny couples you like to see even after years. Maybe we should have another baby, and we will have that sex drive everyone else is talking about.

PurpleHope |