In the name of authenticity, I'll just come right out and say it: having a baby changes your sex life for good. Like, forever. Things will never be the same as they were pre-baby — and by "things" I mean literally everything from your body, to your partner's body, to your energy levels, to your libido. But just because parenthood changes things doesn't mean it's for the worse. In fact, you may be surprised at the signs that your sex life will come back after kids — and, I'll dare to add, stronger and sexier than ever before.
My husband and I had kiddos early. Like, really early. For a young couple who "should" — by society's standards — be at their sexual peak, having a baby wrecked our sex life. My body changed, my libido decreased, I was exhausted all the time, and frankly, I couldn't have cared less about sex for the first few months after giving birth. This sudden change threw our relationship for a loop, but, as most couples do, we got through it.
The Mayo Clinic noted that every woman is different when it comes to her sexual desires and her physical abilities after giving birth, but if you're like me and the mere thought of doing anything in bed other than sleep just exhausted you even more that you already were, you're not alone. Luckily, your sex life can and will return after giving birth, so be on the look out for these sure signs that things are changing for the better.