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At the beginning, I was very sick all the time and didn't feel at all like sex. I presumed my sex drive would come back naturally, but at 18 weeks, it hasn't. We're both quite worried and frustrated by this, what can we do? We talk very openly about it, but are not sure what to actually do. It's my first baby. Thanks.

There are loads of hormones flying around your body at the moment, especially progesterone, which can have a sedative action. Some women are more sensitive to it than others and find their sex drive vanishes. Be honest with your partner, and explain what you're really feeling. Involve him more in your pregnancy, and he will understand it is a passing phase. Don't worry, it will return!

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