Secrets No One Ever Tells You About Sex After Baby
Are you doing it? That’s right- we’re going there. Let’s talk about sex.
Before I had my first baby, no one ever told me all the challenges my husband and I might experience after she arrived. I DON’T want the same to happen to you. Which is why we’re talking about SEX all week here at milkmakers.
In fact, this week on momrepublic, we get real. Chatting with new moms about the challenges of sex after baby. Plus, speak with sexpert Tina Sellers, on how to keep love alive in the bedroom.
Here are the top 5 challenges of sex after baby I wish I’d known.
Postpartum Depression is no joke.
Postpartum depression impacts libido significantly on it’s own. Plus, many of the prescribed medications to treat PPMD’s also lower libido. Not to mention, did you know PPMDs don’t just affect mom? Dads can suffer too? So, if things have fizzled in the bedroom- you may want to investigate of Postpartum Depression is impacting either of you and get the help you need.
Things are different down there.
If you had a vaginal birth, your vaginal canal just stretched to make way for a human head to pass through it. Sex may feel quite different than before baby. It can take up to a year for your body to heal from birth. And for some women, the six weeks postpartum recommendation to abstain from sex simply isn’t enough. It’s okay to listen to your body- and to make sure your partner listens to it/and you, too about what your needs are as you heal.
Having a baby changes everything.
It’s true. Even if you’re having no other physical symptoms that require recovery (ha!) It will take time to get used to this new person who has entered your household. Likely you’re not sleeping well, eating at regular intervals, or even showering at first. So, give yourself and your partner time to figure out this parenting thing together. Watching him be a dad might just be one of the sexiest things about him now (and visa versa.)