Not in the mood anymore since giving birth? Having no or a low sex drive after baby arrives is common. Here's why.
There are also some perfectly normal, biological reasons why your libido may be heading into in negative territory. Some new mothers feel concerned when they discover they have absolutely no sex drive. A big reason for low or no libido while breastfeeding is the result of some important hormones doing their dance in order for you to be able to breastfeed.
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Most women experience considerable sexual changes following childbirth. This is completely normal. In this period, hormone levels change and women experience new emotions, demands and responsibilities as a result of being a mother. This can influence how much women feel like having sex, how often they have it, and how much they enjoy it.
No wonder sex may barely register on your to-do list. Even when it does, your varicose veinsblotchy skin and burgeoning belly could make you feel more like hiding under the covers than getting busy in bed. All that is perfectly normal.
Yes, it is. After having a baby, most women experience a decrease in sexual desire for several reasons. First of all, you are undergoing major hormonal shifts and are probably very tired from caring for a newborn.
How you handle the issue of sex after childbirth can either do irreparable damage to your relationship, or it can make it stronger than ever been before. All it takes is your willingness to understand what is really going on for your partner, then demonstrating that understanding by converting it into words and actions. The reasons for this are many and varied. Every woman — as well as her birth and parenting experience — is unique.
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Whether you give birth vaginally or your baby enters the world via C-sectionchildbirth can throw your sex life for a loop. From milk leakage to vaginal tightness, they did not hesitate to go there. While it's one thing to have experts share their thoughts, it's a whole other one to get input from real women. So, in an effort to give as many new moms as possible some "you're totally normal" reassurance, eight women share how sex changed after they gave birth.