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How can worrying about conceiving affect my sex life?

Hilda Y. Hutcherson, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

When conception doesn’t happen as quickly as you would like, things can get pretty stressful, pretty fast. You start focusing solely on reproduction and may lose sight of your relationship as a couple. That’s normal.

 

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a year or more, though, you’ll find yourself dealing with even more obstacles to a healthy sex life. Not only has the pressure to get pregnant skyrocketed, but the fertil­ity treatments you pursue can add a new wrinkle to an already difficult situation. Side effects like mood swings, bloating, and headaches can make women feel anything but in the mood.

 

 

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