Q: Doctor, I am 28 years old and a wife and mother. But I have to confess something so awful that I cannot believe it is happening. I feel like a very evil person.
Claire Litton-Cohn reveals all you need to know about getting close to your partner again after having a baby. But doctors give the okay to get back on the horse so to speak six weeks postpartum — and that seemed like an eternity. My pregnancy certainly kept us in that mindset.
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.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. In Excess. But what do we know about this sexual behavior?
Expectant and new parents have many concerns regarding the relationship between sexuality and breastfeeding. How is a new mother's libido affected by breastfeeding? Why do some women get sexually excited when breastfeeding?
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Are orgasms during pregnancy safe? Is it true they feel way better? Here's everything you need to know about having great sex during pregnancy.
Having sex after pregnancy for the first time can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to make postpartum sex the best sex of your life. I was as nervous about having sex after giving birth as I was about having sex the first time ever. Many of the thoughts running through my head in the moments leading up to the blessed event were also the same: "This is going to hurt really bad.
If you read this headline and thought to yourself "huh?! Because this is a topic that, until recently, hasn't been well-researched, many people have the experience of arousal or orgasm during breastfeeding, and then feel shame or guilt, as if there is something wrong with them. This is especially unfortunate since there is a well-understood reason for the experience, and understanding why it happens can go a long way to alleviate shame and embarrassment.
Life with a newborn can be exhausting and emotionally overwhelming. As you adjust to your new role as a mother, you may be recovering from vaginal tears, a caesarean section, breast tenderness, hormonal highs and lows and sleep deprivation. Resuming an active sex life will likely be low on your list of priorities at the moment, but you will once again feel the urge.