Yes, it is correct. Most women experience a drop in sexual desire after delivering a baby for a variety of reasons. To begin with, you’re going through huge hormonal changes and are undoubtedly exhausted from caring for a newborn. Your body, too, requires healing. The healing process might take weeks or months, depending on the circumstances of your delivery. Many women find it difficult to even consider having sexual relations during this period.
After all, your body is already devoted to the care of a newborn. It may be so physically personal and emotionally taxing, from nursing to comforting a fussy infant, that you may not want to be touched any more than you currently are. It’s possible that you’re in pain or that you’re feeling claustrophobic. It’s also possible that you’re simply feeling protective of your body. All of these are typical replies.
Expecting your sex drive to return to where it was pre-pregnancy for a significant period afterwards is unrealistic and unproductive (even if it used to be very high). It doesn’t mean you’ve lost your sexuality permanently; it just means you’re focused on something else right now.
The good news is that once you’ve fully recovered from your pregnancy and delivery, your desire for closeness, sexual pleasure, and orgasms may all return (sometimes stronger than ever). Recognize that taking care of your sexuality may be a part of your overall postpartum self-care. Initially, your top concerns could be to make sure you’re eating well and resting as much as possible. When you’re ready, self-care might entail keeping an eye on your sexual satisfaction.
Begin by cultivating a healthy relationship with your postpartum body. Spend some time alone to assess how your body is responding to treatment. You’ve gone through a lot with your body. Although acknowledging these changes might be daunting, growing comfortable with your post-baby body will help you feel more confident about it.
Accepting that sexuality is a part of your identity as a mom might be another stumbling hurdle for new moms. But it’s true! It’s what brought you here in the first place! Also, keep in mind that parenting is a physical and profound experience. Appreciate your increased power, and allow it to boost your self-esteem and sexuality.
It’s time to put your new body to the test after you’ve done some work to accept it. Masturbation is a good place to start. Masturbation is arguably the most effective technique to clear your mind of all other distractions, be present in the moment, and, of course, experience an orgasm. It’s also a fantastic approach to practise self-compassion.
It’s possible that if you’ve successfully reunited with your body on your own, you’ll be more receptive to reconnecting with your spouse as well. You may even show what’s working for you to your spouse. Make your enjoyment a priority when you’re together. In fact, for the time being, it could be a good idea to prioritize your demands.
Remember to be gentle with yourself throughout this process. It’s fine if you require additional time to feel prepared. Getting used to your new position and physique requires time and effort, just like everything else in your strange new world. However, with a little effort, you may feel more confident in your sexuality than ever before.
Kareena, who has always been honest about pregnancy, and parenting, and is unquestionably one of India’s most outspoken celebrity moms, freely discussed having a low sex drive, as well as the various myths that surround sex during pregnancy. The actress, who gave birth to her second kid, Jehangir, this year, has recently published her book, dubbed ‘Pregnancy Bible,’ which relies on her knowledge and experiences from two pregnancies. Kareena talked about how her hormones and attitude were very different both times she was pregnant with Taimur and Jehangir at the book launch on Instagram with friend and fellow parent Karan Johar.
It’s great to see an actress like Kareena open out and explain these often-overlooked pregnancy symptoms and experiences. Not only is it healthy and common to have low or high sex desire when pregnant, but it’s also critical that the pregnant woman has the support of a partner who understands and is there for her throughout.