Our expert says:
You are expressing quite a common experience. Most women experience a change in their sexual “functioning” and desire after child birth. New mothers are often so focused on meeting their new baby’s needs that they feel over stretched and tired and feel almost disconnected from the partner’s needs. It is however important to address this change in order to build on your sexual/love relationship for now and the future. With the birth of the new baby there are obvious changes in your life and that needs to be integrated – you should find a way to have a healthy parent relationship as well as a healthy love relationship with your partner. By the sound of it you could benefit from consulting with a psychologist that works specifically with sexual concerns and couple counseling. Sexual relationship should have a nature of satisfying both partners without power play and fighting being at its centre.
You are welcome to phone our helpline – 0860100262 where you could be assisted in finding a practitioner as close as possible to you.
Furthermore you are welcome to visit the following website for any more sexual health information and assignments that could be helpful: www.sexualhealth.co.za
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