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Sexual desire while EBF & pregnant?

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Hi all: I have a one year old whom I am breastfeeding and her dad and I are trying for another one AND I think I might be pregnant now. (Or I could just have cycles which are slow to get established...I've had 2 or 3 periods postpartum and I haven't charted them.)

Here's my question: When I was pregnant the first time, I had a lot of sexual desire. Now I have almost none. If I am pregnant, can I expect my desire to return (a bit, a lot?) during this pregnancy?

I'm not going to stop breastfeeding, but I would like to have the urge for sex once in a while - and I'm sure dh would appreciate that too!

Does anyone have any experience to share?
post #2 of 4
I have 3 kids and am 13 weeks pregnant with my 4th. I was tandem nursing the 2 youngest (2 & 1) when I conceived and have since weaned the 2 year old. So I am nursing one now and almost as soon as I got pregnant my sexual desire came back full force! I don't know if this is normal or not, because it seems like I have wanted it even more this time. In fact, it seems like it's all I think about!

Anyway, this is my experience. I hope it is for you too!
post #3 of 4
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Well, naturemama, thanks for your response. I took a pg test a few minutes ago and, while the second line is faint, it is most definitely *there*, so .... I'm going to have two under two!!!

I'll keep y'all posted about my love life, I'm sure, over the next months...
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i have not ever nursed, but i can tell you this much.

i would have liked sex when i was pregnant, but my husband was the one not interested.

my advice: consider his feelings.

i can tell you for SURE that it hurts one's feelings when one feels 'rejected' by their spouce. it can be heart breaking.

i dont want you to do anything you aren't comfortable with, but i do think you should also think about how you might feel if things were the other way around.

good luck on the new baby and everything else
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