Ice-T, Dog and Baby! Coco Austin Admits Her ‘Full Bed’ Means ‘There Are No Alone Moments’: ‘Sex Is Nonexistent’

03/29/2016 at 01:19 PM ET

They say a baby changes everything … even sleeping arrangements.

In an episode of PEOPLE’s Mom Talk, which is now live on PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network, Coco Austin reveals what life with a 10-month-old is really like.

“Sex is nonexistent for the first couple of months,” the new mom says. “It definitely changes … you don’t get the ‘OK’ to even have sex or go to the gym until 16 [weeks].”

Austin, 37, continues, “You don’t even want sex. That’s the thing. Everything is about the child. Nothing is sexual in your world.”

Watch the full episode of PEOPLE’s Mom Talk, available now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices.

Ice T Coco daughter Chanel
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The proud mom and husband Ice-T welcomed their baby girl, Chanel, in November 2015 and could not be more thrilled.

“I’m taking a lot of pictures. I’m that same guy that you go, ‘Oh, my daughter …’ and before I know it I’m showing you pictures. I said that I’m not going to be that guy,” the rapper previously told PEOPLE. “But now I’m just like, ‘Wait, look,’ and, ‘Wait, look at this one,’ and, ‘Wait a minute, hold up.’ You can’t help it. You’re just happy.”

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Though the couple, who have been married for 14 years, share in the overwhelming joy of bringing their daughter into this world, some things have changed.

“We’re very much a tight family,” Austin says. “At night — the dog, the baby — we all plop into our bed and it’s a full bed. So, there are no alone moments with your husband.”

Hannah Storm Coco Austin Ashley Williams Mom Talk

Though their isn’t much time for intimacy quite yet, Ashley Williams – who is mom to son, Gus – offers Austin some reassurance.

“Give it time,” Williams says.

— Christina Dugan


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Dawn Wyman on

You want sex with your husband? Put the baby in her own room where she belongs. Don’t lose of the fact that even though you are a mom you are also a wife and you and your husband need your adult time.

Jennifer on

‘You don’t get the ‘OK’ to even have sex or go to the gym until 16 [weeks].” Excuse me? What OB/GYN do you go to? I’ve had 2 kids, and both times I was told 6 weeks. So 16 weeks is WAY out of the ballpark!

Miss Scarlett on

Dear, if you are not having sex with your husband, someone else will. It is not all about your child. Your marriage should come first, then the children. If you want to be good parents, take care of each other. And that means the baby should be sleeping in her crib, not with you.

vitamin b. on

Is this what passes for entertainment?

Nina on

Miss Scarlett. Nothing comes before your children!

Courtney on

16 weeks is not unreasonable to be asked to wait according to your healing. And bed sharing for a few moments or hours is common place and healthy. Parents need to do what they are comfortable with. I will say it’s easier to maintain your comfort in private but that’s not the life she lives. Chanel is a beautiful baby girl!

Emma on

Well, she’s only three months. She’s an older Mom too, so it might be really exhausting. At three months many people are still establishing their routine. I had a c-section and my doctor said 6 weeks and I guess I’m the odd one out, I wanted to and was happy to get back to it. I think even if I had not been in the mood, I would’ve made the effort any way at a certain point, because it is an important part of a relationship and I wouldn’t want to neglect my boyfriend. I think by six months if you haven’t, you should make an effort *if you can*. Of course you should *never* make yourself do something you 100% don’t want to do, ever. Not even for your husband/boyfriend/significant other. If you think it would be torture for you, or you’re dreading it so much you can’t stand it, please hold off and maybe talk to your doctor about how you’re feeling. By “making the effort”, I mean that for women who are tired, anxious about how their body looks, or maybe just not totally in the mood because of the baby – but could get past it with a little effort. Those are the ones I would encourage, I think it will be worth it to you too, not just your man. My baby was in my room too but that isn’t any reason that would stop me lol there are other rooms in the house.

Emma on

Nina – I used to cringe when I heard people say put your relationship with your spouse first, but I’ve come to learn many people say this because by doing so, in theory you ARE putting your children first and your family- by keeping your marriage/relationship intact and keeping both parents together, you’re creating a stable home for your children and they will thrive because of it. Obviously kids can still thrive with single parents! But I’m sure we can agree both parents together in a loving relationship and living in one home is ideal, when possible. Putting your spouse first doesn’t mean neglect your screaming infant to go hook up with your man, but it is in the children’s best interest for parents to make an effort to keep their relationship healthy and this will keep the family unit together. A lot of moms say they can’t bare to leave my their children to go out on a date with their spouse, or they feel too tired from caring for their baby to have sex, but when possible it’s a good thing and it will benefit the kids if their parents make an effort consider their relationship together. The baby might be crying out for Mom while in Grandma or the baby-sitter’s arms as she and her partner are walking out the door for dinner together and while it’s hard not to want to turn around and run back to the baby, in five years whether or not Mom came back and spent that hour or two with her child isn’t going to have made a difference him/her in the long run – what will make a difference is if his/her parents are still together. Sometimes it won’t work out anyway, and that’s ok, but if it could’ve and didn’t because the parents forgot about each other and didn’t make time together (which is common) that is a shame for everybody.

realmom on

Oh STFU, Coco. You’ve been mother for like an hour, and so far all youve done is bitch about “me time” and sex. Grow up. I can’t imagine what you’ll be like in a year, 2 years, 3 year

DeeDee on

Nina, I disagree wholeheartedly. The best gift I ever gave my children (and they have said this themselves) was to love their father. They always knew they were a close second to their father, but our relationship was #1. That didn’t ever mean they were ignored or mistreated, but it did mean they knew their home would be intact, they wouldn’t be wondering where they were going to live, or be choosing which parent they wanted to stay with. It also meant that because we loved each other, we were even better able to love the children because we weren’t at odds with each other, or fighting about stuff that wasn’t important. Their father was more than a sperm donor… I chose my husband carefully and wisely in the first place, knowing he would be the husband I needed, and the father they would need; I was also ready to be the wife he needed and the mother the children needed.