Sexuality after birth

Some people say they feel less sexual desire after the birth of the baby. Fatigue, adapting to parenthood, time and energy invested in caring for the baby, physical or emotional complications, and hormonal changes can all lead to a decreased interest in sexual activity.

Many parents aren’t sure when to resume sexual activity after the delivery. If there are no medical reasons to put it off, the people can engage in sexual activity without fear when they feel the desire. The timing of intercourse involving penetration will vary depending on individual needs and preferences.

While breast-feeding, the body releases hormones that can prevent the vagina from producing sufficient lubrication. If that happens, you can use a water-based lubricant to facilitate genital fondling and penetration.

Don’t pressure yourself. Let your sex life adapt to your new reality.