Our expert says:
What you describe is a very very common problem. There is always a decline in sexual activity in sexual interest after the birth of the child. The normal focus is to rear the child and not fall pregnant too quickly again – nature’s way of managing resources Your husband on the other hand is feeling completely cut out of the situation and sidelined. When he used to be the centre of your attention, now he is playing second fiddle to everything else that is going on. He needs to know that he is still important in your life that you still want him and that he still has a role to play. Acknowledge his needs, and try and find a way to satisfy those needs. Even if it does not lead to full penetration. In addition see your Doc – at 19 months after the birth this should be getting better – let him check your hormone levels. Are you on hormone contraception? This can also cause a decline in desire
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