Let’s talk about sex (after) baby. For some new moms, postpartum sex is something to look forward to, especially if they are feeling more feminine, confident, and hormonal (in a good way) than ever before. Kuddos to those women! But many new moms don’t feel that sexual spark, for a variety of reasons, like physically recovering from delivery or mentally recouping from pregnancy. Not to mention that the demands of a newborn can make you too tired for sex after baby.
When it comes to your sex drive after childbirth, what’s normal for you is normal — period. It’s totally natural to feel self-conscious about your changing body, or worried that sex after childbirth is going to hurt. But regardless, you need to let your partner know how you’re feeling. It can be hard to talk about, but communicating your problems or fears can make a big difference in your relationship. And how will you be able to make things better together if your partner has no idea what gets you hot or leaves you completely, totally cold? Here are seven reasons you may not feel like having sex after baby and tips to help you navigate the touchy (or sometimes not-touchy-enough) subject or postpartum sex.