Our expert says:
There are a number of factors that could be contributing to your decrease in libido - tiredness due to disturbed nights and additional demands on you as a mother; if you are breastfeeding still then those hormones reduce desire;you are on two pharmaceutical agents which could impact negatively on your desire. There may also be other factors impacting, for example how has your relationship adjusted to the transition from couple to family, how much time you get for yourself and how good do you feel about yourself after pregnancy/birth, etc.
Unfortunately there are no medications on the market to boost female libido. The best you can do is speak to your medical practitioner and try to reduce the impact that the medications may have, then try to boost yourself physically/psychologically. If the relationship also needs to be boosted - any problems addressed, this needs to be done too. ONce you have optimised these factors, make time to focus on the relationship as lovers (not just parents) and do what you can to enhance your arousal (use lubricants if need be, take time over foreplay, give your husband plenty of positive feedback). Most importantly, keep him in the loop about how much you want to address this to improve things. Remember though, he needs to play his part too - this will make it easier for you if you see that he is not just sitting back and waiting for you to 'want him'.
Claire - SASHA
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