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I’m pregnant and can’t stand the thought of sex — is this normal?

Yes! For some pregnant women, sex is the farthest thing from their minds. This doesn’t make you abnormal!

Pregnancy is responsible for lots of interesting symptoms, and a decreased libido is certainly one of them. Chalk it up to nausea, fatigue, and feeling huge — they can all be reasons a woman does not want to have sex. Whatever the case may be, rest assured that you are normal. If your partner seems bothered by this, let them know exactly how you feel and why. Sometimes they interpret this decreased interest as a problem with them, when in reality it’s just a nasty side effect of pregnancy. If you feel like it is causing a real problem in your relationship, mention it to your doctor or midwife who can point you in the direction of support that might help.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018

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