Does Sex Get Better or Worse After a Baby?

sex after a baby
A lot of women report losing interest in sex after giving birth. Too many changes take place in the body and the interest in sex just wanes!
There’s so much hormonal changes going on that the last thing on your mind is sex. While you are be experiencing this drop in interest, your partner is gunning for it and counting the minutes after haven waited the customary six to eight weeks post delivery.
What causes this drastic loss of interest in sex? And what are the ways to overcome them?
Here are some likely problems you can face and easy solutions to apply to get your groove back.
1. Your Vaginal Muscles Become Slacked and Loosened
You have pushed out a tiny human from your vaginal and this has taken its toll and slackened your vaginal walls.
You will definitely notice this change the first few times you and your partner get it on. But its nothing to worry about. The vaginal is very pliable and these walls should firm up within months. However, if you do experience delays, you can engage in some kegel exercise, or use aloe vera your vagina back to shape.
2. Painful intercourse
The first time you have sex after the six weeks wait, you may experience some pains. This is because the vaginal has gotten tender and dry due to the raging hormones in your body. Again, this will correct itself, but you can assist the situation by making use of water-based lubricants to ease friction.
3. You Feel Self-Conscious
It is not uncommon to feel self conscious as your body would have changed drastically and you may still have some curves that are not flattering. You should talk this over with your partner and if it helps you can both decide to turn off the light while you work at shedding those extra weight.
4. Your Breasts Become More Tender and Leaky
You will also discover that your breasts will get sore and will tend to release milk during sex. This can make you uncomfortable and embarrassed, especially the first time it happens. You can work around this problem by wearing a nursing bra during sex to reduce how much breast milk gets released.
5. Your Libido May be Low for a Long Time
You will mostly also experience low libido for a long time, going as much as a year. This happens because, your breastfeeding hormone, prolactin, prevents the release of estrogen, an important sex hormone that increases sex drive in women.
You can build your libido again by having a talk with your partner and taking it slow. Give your body enough room to recover and take time to ease into each sex act.

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