Pain during sex---third trimester.

Ashley - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My sex drive is much lower than with my first son, however, my main concern is pain during sex. It starts out as a tightness, then a stabbing pain. We are unable to finish. We have tried several positions and it doesn't help. I will be seeing my OB on the 13th so I'll talk to her about it, but was wondering if anyone had experienced this?
Oh, my son was nine months old when I got pregnant, not sure if that has something to do with it.
Thanks!

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PETA - posted on 08/24/2010

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i have 6 weeks to go and having the same problem.
the tightning is like braxton hicks, and the pain is so bad some times we have to stop. i spoke to my dr about this, he told me it is, everything in there is softerning up for labour. he said try things really slow, so we have found if i lay on my side and hubby enters from behind, we can actually finish ( he is so gental) just take your time and talk to your hubby all the way through.

good luck

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Chelle - posted on 08/25/2010

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yeah its very frustrating for me, i have had a very high sex drive with this pregnancy but due to complications must avoid sex or orgasm until the baby is born & im only 26 weeks along!

Sarah - posted on 08/24/2010

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i wanted sex all the time with my first and had no problem but with my 2nd that im pregnant with now i cant stand thinking about sex and it hurts soooooo bad!! ive told my doc and she hasnt really said much about it..

Aicha - posted on 08/24/2010

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with my second child I couldn't have sex was just to painful and I kept going into preterm labor so the doctor said no sex . with my 1st and 3 I had no such problems and with my 4th everything is ok just I am more tired than usually

Kristin - posted on 08/24/2010

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I was having the same problem. I am 35 weeks and with a huge sex drive. Both my Husband and I are were having hard time with finishing. Me because I was uncomforable and in pain, and my Husband because he didn't want to hurt me. I found that if we took things really slow while I was on top, it was enjoyable for both of us and we were able to finish. Don't be embarassed. Talk to your Husband and try different positions and taking it slow. Maybe oral would be a good solution until after the baby. That way you still have that intimate connection together. Good luck.

Tammee - posted on 08/20/2010

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Oh yes I have had this problem with my third and am too embarressed to tell hubby why I am just not that into him at the moment

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I had this issue with my second. I think it was the way she was sitting on EVERYTHING! For only being 6lbs 2 oz she took up more room then her sister who was bigger lol.

Liz - posted on 07/09/2010

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I've experienced something similar to this. When I was pregnant with my b/g twins I had a much higher sex drive than I do with my current pregnancy. My twins are 25 months old, and I'm due with their little brother July 13th with a planned c-section.

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