"The Epic Dry Spell" – when sex after baby is the LAST thing on your mind!

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"The Epic Dry Spell" – when sex after baby is the LAST thing on your mind!

A post on one of my Facebook groups (for mamas only) yesterday raised the concern that some women feel absolutely NO sex drive after pregnancy. Not only can this be disappointing for an amorous partner but it can be downright frustrating for a woman. I came across this great blog by Shana at The Mom Edit last spring and found it reassuring for new-ish mamas. Thought you might like it too!
http://themomedit.com/?s=the+epic+dry+spell

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  1. I asked my doctor recently about rX options for libido… His response was handing me a prescription that said “a vacation and a nanny.” Well played, OB/GYN, well played.

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    1. Ha! Partly true for sure. I think postpartum so many moms have so much pressure to do it all: run on fumes, grow a human and nurture him/her, and oh yeah bounce back and look amazing in just a few short months. All these expectations – especially when they are not met because it’s so unrealistic – can make getting in the mood really difficult for women who are tired and constantly give so much of themselves to their new families. Throw in a waistline that isn’t what you want and the last thing many women feel is the desire to have sex! I tell my patients to set the bar low so that your chance of success is high. Give yourself the freedom to not feel sexy. And most importantly, take time for yourself! Nothing makes you feel like the human you once were than getting a few hours to yourself to just focus on you. Then you can possibly be relaxed enough to think about sex again (maybe!)….

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    2. Molly – I want your Doctor!

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  2. Almost forgot – we’ve got an article that might be helpful for women in this boat!

    http://www.bundoo.com/articles/13-tips-for-successful-postpartum-sex/

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  3. I am blessed with an understanding husband – who is equally as worn out and tired as I am at the end of the day. I feel that every relationship goes through cycles – and to me there is something comforting just being close with him – and knowing that we are in this together… we will weather this storm (or dry spell) together.

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