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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:45 pm Post subject: pregnancy and sex drive

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I am early first trimester pregnant and my sex drive has almost demised. Is this common? I thought you were more sexually stimulated during the first trimester. Which idea is correct?

jennifer

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 3:06 am Post subject: sex drive and pregnancy--is it increased or decreased

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a shoot from the hip answer from our local ob/gyn
although hormones in the blood rise during early pregnancy, the number one female organ for sexuality is--the brain--and its somewhat preoccupied with all the newness and fear and anxiety of the pregnancy itself.

the first trimester is also the time when a pregnant woman may see the worst morning sickness and nausea of pregnancy. this combination of emotional and physical factors can put a damper on the theoretical increase in sexual desire for the first trimester.

the second trimester of pregnancy we still see increased hormone levels but the morning sickness and nausea are lessened. sex drive is improved too. female organs see increased blood flow and swelling which can heighten sensations.

third trimester begins similarly, however toward the 36th week of pregnancy and beyond, the pregnancy may become uncomfortable in size and add this to additional emotional changes and one may see a reduced drive at this stage.

needless to say, the delivery of the baby changes the whole dynamic...

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