Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
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Which of these is the primary reason that holds a woman from indulging in sex after delivery?
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After delivery, a woman can resume sexual activities once she feels ready both emotionally and physically. This may take as long as three months, especially if the new mother is breastfeeding. This is because breastfeeding leads to a reduction in the estrogen level which also causes the vagina to become dry and often irritated. As a result, many women find sex to be physically uncomfortable, and therefore they refrain from indulging in it. A water-based lubricant can help in addressing this issue to a great extent.
What are the common causes that distract a woman from indulging in sexual activities after childbirth?
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After delivery, the body needs some time to heal and return to its pre-pregnancy state. But in most women, it is seen that they are still disinterested in sex, and various reasons may be attributed to this. Many women feel that they are less attractive while others strive to achieve orgasm. Along with these, mental stress, new distractions, and physical exhaustion also play a role. Holding hands and indulging in foreplay can increase oxytocin, the love hormone, levels.
Exercising can help in preparing your body and mind to have sex after delivery.
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Most men and women hardly find the time or make an effort to work out after the arrival of their little bundle of joy. But did you know that small indulgence can reap long-term benefits for you? Exercising not only improves the muscles of the abdomen but plays a major role in one s sex life. You can definitely take out around 15 minutes from your super-busy schedule to workout.
Lack of sleep does not affect your sex life.
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While most people are aware that sleep deprivation can mess with their health, they hardly take any measures to reverse the case. After childbirth, the parents are endowed with so many tasks that they do not pay attention to sleep. But sleep deprivation can hurt your sex life. If you feel tired, stressed or irritated most of the time, you need to make sure that you have around 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
Couple Counseling sessions can be of help.
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From physical fatigue to postpartum blues, there are plenty of reasons for a low libido that may make you feel disconnected from your partner. Post-delivery it may take a few weeks to months for your sex life to resume normally. However, when things do not seem to work even after 6 months, you and your partner can opt to discuss with a professional counselor. A few things when talked out can solve the problems that seem most difficult. Take the time out to talk about your physical and emotional needs with your partner without any further delay.