How Does Trying to Have a Baby Impact Your Sex Life?

How Does Trying to Have a Baby Impact Your Sex Life?

When you decide to have a baby, it’s a happy and exciting time, right? Many couples think that trying to conceive is going to be fun and spontaneous, and easy! However, that is not always the case. Trying to conceive can affect your sex life in many ways. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It’s All About The Timing

When you are trying to conceive, sex becomes all about the timing. There is only a 5-7 day window each month that a woman can get pregnant, so you have to figure out when ovulation will occur, and then make sure that you have sex during that time. This can lead to less spontaneity and more planning. There is no denying that having to carefully plan out every sexual encounter can put a damper on a couple’s sex life.

Stress, Stress, and More Stress

If there is one thing that goes hand in hand with trying to conceive, it’s stress. There is the stress over the timing of ovulation, stress if you don’t have sex on the “right” day, stress if you do have sex on the “wrong” day, stress about whether or not you are pregnant, and whether or not you will ever get pregnant. Stress doesn’t make anyone feel sexy, and it can really impact your sex life.

Sex Becomes A Chore

When you get done with a long day at work, and all you want is a shower and to relax with a cold drink, your significant other springs it on you that it’s “the day.” Again. Even though the day was also yesterday, and the day before. Sex, as good as it is, can become a chore when you are told when you “have” to do it. When you are trying to conceive, sex can begin to feel like a race to reach a goal that is just out of reach. And there is nothing sexy about that.

Sex Becomes Frustrating

When the goal is to have a baby, and you just can’t get pregnant, sex becomes frustrating. Who wants to keep trying and trying to do something, only to fail. Sex becomes less and less about the connection and love between two people and more about making a baby. When that doesn’t happen, sex becomes frustrating. Couples can even begin to resent each other and might even feel ashamed that they can’t create the baby they so desperately want.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).