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RESUMING SEXUAL RELATIONS AFTER CHILDBIRTH
There is no specific schedule as to when sexual intercourse can be resumed. If the bright-red bleeding has stopped and the perineum (area between the vagina and rectum) is comfortable for the woman, sexual intercourse is acceptable. Generally, relations can be resumed by the third week postpartum. Women who have had an episiotomy or a tear should wait at least 3 weeks.
A woman may not necessarily feel a readiness, even though sexual intercourse can be resumed. Many women report a low or absent sexual desire during the first few weeks to several months postpartum. In one study of postpartum women, 20-percent had little or no desire for sex three months after delivery, and another 21-percent had a complete loss of desire or aversion to sexual activity. A number of factors contribute to these feelings. A change in the woman's libido is a common concern and complaint for new mothers and their partners. The good news is that most women find that the decrease in libido is temporary. With patience and time, you and your partner can rebuild a satisfying sexual relationship.
REASONS FOR LOW LIBIDO
Reasons may involve fatigue or weakness that results from taking care of a newborn and other responsibilities in her life. This is an overwhelming exhaustion that can drain all energy from her body. New babies are demanding and very time consuming. They need constant attention around-the-clock, day and night, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This can be both emotionally and physically demanding and draining. When you finally have a moment to yourself, you may need a break from intense physical attachments, making sex low on your priority list.
Another reasons are the hormonal changes that occur with childbirth. It is normal for women to have a low libido after giving birth because this is nature's way of preventing another pregnancy so soon after the birth. The woman's after-birth / postpartum hormones are making major shifts making her feel off balance or uncentered and thus causing changes in a woman's desire to have sexual intercourse. Sometimes, postpartum depression can be a major factor in a woman's ability to resume sexual relations and take care of her new baby and resume her normal activities.
The fear of pain with intercourse, vaginal discharge or concern about injury following the labor and birth. A woman may worry about intercourse being painful, especially if she has had any injury, damage or tears, stitches or repair work done on her perineal area following the birth. For many women, the first encounters following childbirth are uncomfortable. Sexual intercourse can cause some discomfort for the woman because of vaginal dryness (especially in breastfeeding women). Using a water-based gel lubricant (such as KY Jelly) will help.
A new mother may have a concern about her appearance after the birth. Her body is still changing and recovering from the birth and it often takes a little time, dieting and some exercise work to lose the extra weight she put on during the pregnancy and to get her body back to her pre-pregnancy size and tone. When a woman feels unattractive these feelings can have a dramatic impact on her body image and can make her feel less sexy and desirable.
A woman may consciously or unconsciously fear becoming pregnant again. In nature, mother animals rarely mate when they have their young to raise. This is evolution's way of making sure the mother's body has the energy and capability to take care of her babies. Their bodies simply would not be able to handle the additional burden of another pregnancy at the same time as raising their young. The same may be true of women. When a woman totally breastfeeds her baby on demand can expect to have no menstrual periods for a period of 3 months to 2 years (average is about a year) after giving birth. This is natures way of spacing her pregnancies about 2 years apart or so. To do this, it all goes back to the woman's hormones again - creating and resulting in her low desire to have sexual intercourse. Breastfeeding releases hormones that will delay fertility until her body is ready to support another pregnancy. Of course, women who do not breastfeed can become pregnant as soon as 6 weeks or so after giving birth. The woman's fear of becoming pregnant so soon after a birth can postpone sexual relationships between partners. Consideration, understanding and communication is important between partners during this time. Before resuming intercourse, both partners should consider birth control methods, even if it is simply using male condoms until the woman can be fitted for a diaphragm or cervical cap.
Most couples resume sexual intercourse by 6 to 8 weeks after delivery.
SEX AFTER PREGNANCY
Wikipedia: Sex After Pregnancy
BIRTH METHOD & INJURIES
Women with damage or tears to their perineum resume sex later than women with an intact perineum. Women who needed perineal sutures report poorer sexual relations. Perineal damage is also associated with painful sex. Women who have had an anal tear are less likely to have resumed sex after six months and one year, but they have normal sexual function 18 years later. Women having assisted vaginal delivery using suction or forceps report increases in painful sex, a delay in resuming sex, and an increase in sexual problems. Cesarean section may result in less painful sex during the first 3 months or there may be no difference and there is no difference in sexual function or symptoms by six months, although women who delivered by cesarean report greater sexual satisfaction relating to vaginal tone six years on.
DELAY BEFORE RESUMING SEX
Most health care providers recommend waiting four to six weeks before resuming sex. This is to allow the cervix to close, bleeding (known as lochia) to stop, and tears or incisions to heal. A study of women in Turkey found that 42 percent resumed sexual intercourse within six weeks of giving birth. American and British studies found that at six weeks, 57 percent of women had resumed sexual intercourse within six weeks, 82 to 85 percent had by three months, and 89 to 90 percent had resumed sexual intercouse by six months. Sexual intercourse was resumed by two-thirds of Ugandan women within six months of childbirth, and among Chinese women 52 percent had resumed sex by two months and 95 percent had by six months.
About half the men and women questioned eight months after childbirth in one British study described their sex life as ‘poor’ or ‘not very good’, though another found that 70 percent of British women and 89 percent of Taiwanese women were satisfied with their sex life during the postnatal period. Six months after giving birth, one quarter of American women said they had lower sexual sensation, satisfaction, and ability to reach orgasm, and 22 percent said that sex was painful. More than 80 percent of British women experienced sexual problems three months after giving birth, and nearly two-thirds at six months, compared to pre-pregnancy levels of 38 percent. Of Ugandan women who had resumed sex within six months of giving birth, nearly two-thirds experienced vaginal pain and about a third had discharge or bleeding.
Vaginal dryness may occur following giving birth for about three months due to hormonal changes. Women who breast-feed are much more likely to report painful sex as well as reduced libido, both due to hormonal changes such as a reduction in levels of estrogen. Women with major trauma reported less desire to be held, touched, or stroked by their partner.
A fatal air embolism, when air enters the bloodstream, can occur due to sex shortly after childbirth before the placental bed has healed, particularly if the woman's knees are pressed against her chest, but this is rare. More common complications of having sex early after pregnancy are tears to incisions and infection of the uterus.
Having given birth within the previous year is associated with persistent low sexual desire. More than a third of first-time mothers report a loss of libido at eight months, though only 1 in 7 of experienced mothers have a loss of libido. Women often have a poor body image after giving birth. Women are often uncomfortable with their physical changes after birth, and often want sleep or to have time for themselves, which leads to a changed sexual pattern. Discordance of sexual desire with their partner is frequent. Another potential cause of low libido is postpartum depression; depressed women are less likely to have resumed sex at six months and more likely to report more sexual health problems.
Dissatisfaction with the sexual relationship a year after childbirth is associated with a lack of sex early in pregnancy as well as older ages of women, but not with factors relating to pregnancy or birth.
Only 15 percent of London women who had a postnatal sexual problem reported discussing it with a health professional, whereas 59.4 percent of Ugandan women who had resumed sex and had a sexual problem sought medical assistance. Performing pelvic floor muscle exercise appears to improve sexual function, and painful sex and vaginal dryness can be reduced using different sexual positions and lubricants. 83 percent of British and 60 percent of Taiwanese women thought they had sufficient information about sex during the postnatal period.
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EXTERNAL RELATED LINKS
- Delvin, David; Christine Webber (18 November 2008). Sex after giving birth.
- Info Centre - Sex after pregnancy. National Childbirth Trust. 2008
- Hodges, Felicia. Sex after baby. PregnancyToday
- Video: What men think about sex after birth. askamum.co.uk
- Video: Sex problems after child birth. askamum.co.uk
- Williams, Sally (30 September 1996). Why different sex might mean better sex. The Independent.
THE LOW LIBIDO PROBLEM
The desire for sex is very similar to a desire for food, in that both can be defined as a type of appetite. Just as we can have a loss of appetite for food, so can we lose our desire for sex. A low libido refers to a lack of sexual desire or interest in having sexual intercourse. While low libido can affect both sexes, it is more commonly reported in women than in men. Sexual desire varies from person to person and desire, in most instances, depends on a range of circumstances. Sometimes a low libido is a result of underlying physical conditions, while at other times it may be linked to psychological issues or a combination of the two. Low libido can cause a range of relationship difficulties and may also affect self esteem. For men, especially, this type of sexual dysfunction is often hard to come to terms with and is a subject not easily discussed. Because men are usually portrayed as highly sexual individuals, lack of libido may bring about feelings of guilt, depression, anger, stress shame and low self–esteem.
LOW LIBIDO DIAGNOSIS
The symptoms and signs of low libido include reduced sexual desire, less frequent sexual thoughts and fantasies, and a reluctance to initiate sex. In addition, less frequent masturbation takes place and a lack of desire for sex still occurs even when there have been no sexual encounters for days, weeks, or even months.
LOW LIBIDO CAUSES
Low libido can result from physical or psychological factors or a combination of the two in both men and women. Other factors such as fatigue, sexual incompatibility, lack of time and privacy can also contribute to low male libido and low female libido. Since male and female sexual desire is experienced differently - here are a few of the possible underlying causes for low libido in each gender.
POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR LACK OF MALE SEXUAL DESIRE PHYSICAL FACTORS PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS Prescription Drugs Obesity Anemia Constipation Low Levels of Dopamine Fibromyalgia Lyme Disease Diabetes Heart Disease Kidney Disease Hypothyroidism Alcoholism Obesity Drug abuse Impotence Male Menopause Nutritional Deficiencies Premature Ejaculation Depression Stress Anorexia Anxiety Sexual Abuse & Trauma Sexual Identity Crisis Relationship Issues with Partner
POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR LACK OF FEMALE SEXUAL DESIRE PHYSICAL FACTORS PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medications (Antidepressants & Contraceptives) Postpartum Depression Anemia Constipation Low Levels of Dopamine Fibromyalgia Lyme Disease Thrush Urinary Tract Infection Diabetes Heart & Vascular Disease Hypothyroidism Menopause Vaginismus Dyspareunia Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Depression Stress Anorexia Anxiety Poor Self Image Sexual Abuse & Trauma Sexual Identity Crisis Relationship Issues with Partner
REMEDIES FOR LOW LIBIDO
It is advisable that people with low libido thoroughly research their options before agreeing to prescription drugs with their risk of side effects and potential for addiction. While medication may be appropriate when there are physical causes for male low libido, or female low libido, there are many safer and effective options which have been recommended by herbalists for thousands of years in traditional medicine.
Natural treatments such as herbs have a long history of effectively increasing libido naturally along with sexual performance. Selected herbs can enhance sexual arousal without the negative side effects of prescription medication.
Some examples of natural aphrodisiacs that increase libido include Smilax ornata (Sarsaparilla), Eleutherococcus senticosis (Siberian Ginseng) and Sabal serrulata (Saw Palmetto). Herbal treatments for decreased sex drive not only help to increase libido, but also have the added benefit of improving overall health and body functioning without the side effects of prescription drugs.
If your interest in sex has decreased, consult your health care provider for a thorough mental and physical examination. Treatment for low libido usually depends on the underlying cause. When low libido is accompanied by other symptoms it may be easier to determine the underlying condition and therefore to prescribe adequate treatment. Medications such as stimulants like Viagra, Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or antidepressants may be prescribed. If lack of libido is due to psychological issues, seek help from a therapist or counselor.
MoonDragon's Postpartum Care Contraception
MoonDragon's Postpartum Holistic & Herbal Recommendations
MoonDragon's Postpartum Care Index
MoonDragon's Contraception Index - Methods & Comparisons
POSTPARTUM CARE TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Bathe and shower as usual. You may wash the incision gently with mild Unscented Soap.
Take warm baths several times a day as long as you experience discomfort. A warm sitz bath may help relieve discomfort. Comfrey Leaf may be added to the sitz bath to help in healing. See Rules For Wound Care below for more information and recommendations.
Use ice packs made of gauze soaked in ice-cold Witch Hazel to ease discomfort during the 24 hours after delivery will ease the discomfort and prevent or reduce swelling.
RULES FOR WOUND CARE WITH OR WITHOUT SUTURES
If a woman does not get sutures and has torn, she needs to follow the same rules that someone who has had sutures does. These rules are as follows:
Stay in bed with legs together as much as possible for 2 weeks.
Keep legs together at all times.
Sit very gently when urinating or having a bowel movement.
Kegel exercises - 150 daily.
Drink plenty of prune juice, drink lots of water and juices, and avoid constipating foods. Include fiber, such as bran, in the diet. Constipation is not a desired situation while the perineum is healing. I would describe the first bowel movement under the best of conditions as "passing a roll of barbed wire". Keep the stool as loose as possible to prevent straining.
Do not strain on the toilet. Not only is this painful, but it puts undesired pressure on the healing perineum.
Place an ice pack on the perineum for 1 hour to reduce swelling. Make sure you have a barrier between the ice pack and skin tissue. You do not want to freeze the tissue. A wash cloth, hand towel or thick layer of gauze will work.
Use Comfrey pericare after urination (washing the perineal area with a Comfrey Tea and apply comfrey tea soaked 4x4 gauze pad compresses to the perineal area to soothe injury. Urine may cause a stinging sensation in sensitive perineal tissues. Pouring warm water over the perineum while urinating will help prevent stinging and helps to wash away the urine at the same time. Blot dry with gauze pads (do not flush, put in a trash barrel instead). Do not rub or wipe perineal area. This may open tissues that are repairing.
Apply herbal ointment (such as Comfrey Salve to the area GENTLY. Warm Comfrey infusion sitz baths can ease a sore bottom and promote healing. Drink Comfrey Leaf tea (to promote healing) - This can be added to Red Raspberry leaf tea to help with flavor. Red Raspberry leaf is a good woman's herb for pregnancy and postpartum to provide nutrients and to help balance postpartum hormones.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Ointments - Healing Wound Salve Recipes
Take the following supplements every day for at least two weeks:
- Zinc, 300 mg
- Vitamin B-Complex, 100 mg
- Vitamin B-6, 100 mg
- Vitamin E, 400 IU
- Calcium, 500 mg - To relieve pain.
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Postpartum Care - Perineum
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Sitz Bath Therapy
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Hemorrhoids
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Incontinence, Urge
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Incontinence, Stress
You may use non-prescription drugs, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for minor pain. Stool softener laxative (or lots of prune juice! A much safer and tastier remedy) to prevent constipation if needed. Antibiotics, if required to fight infection.
ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS & RESTRICTIONS
Follow your midwife's or health care provider's advice on resuming, or beginning, a postpartum exercise program. Resume driving 10 days after the birth. Resume sexual relations as directed by your midwife or health care provider or when a follow-up postpartum examination determines that healing is completed (usually 3 to 6 weeks).
SEXUAL ACTIVITY AFTER AN EPISIOTOMY
Your perineum should be completely healed around four to six weeks after delivery, so if your caregiver gives the okay and you are up to it, you can try having sex then. You might feel some initial tenderness and tightness.
Try having a glass of wine, taking a warm bath, and leaving plenty of time for foreplay. You might prefer to be on top so that you can control the degree of penetration, or you may find that lying on your side is most comfortable.
Relaxing as much as possible and using a good water-soluble lubricant will help make sex more comfortable. This may be especially helpful if you're breastfeeding, because lactation lowers your estrogen levels, which reduces the amount of lubrication your vagina can produce. Many women continue to use a lubricant during sex until they stop nursing.
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Postpartum Care - Elimination
DIET & NUTRITION
Eating a high Fiber diet will help prevent constipation which is common after childbirth. Increase your fluid intake as you increase your Fiber intake.
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Postpartum Care - Elimination
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Constipation
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Fiber Diet
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Nutrition Index
NOTIFY YOUR MIDWIFE OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If pain, swelling, redness, drainage or bleeding increases in the surgical area. If you develop signs of infections: general ill feeling and fever, headache, muscle aches, dizziness. If you experience nausea, vomiting, constipation or abdominal swelling. If new, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may produce side effects. If you pass uncontrolled urine through the vagina. If you pass gas (flatus) or stool from the vagina.
MoonDragon's Womens Health Procedures: Episiotomy
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Episiotomies - What You Should Know
MoonDragon's Client Handouts about nutrition and diet for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are available at the links below. Examples of sample diets and menus are given, including some holistic suggestions. Nutritional analysis for various foods and nutritional therapy information is also available.
MoonDragon's Nutritional Guidelines
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information - Diet Index
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Diet
POSTPARTUM CARE INFORMATION
Postpartum Care: Index Postpartum Care: Weight Postpartum Care: Diet Postpartum Care: Bowel Movements & Urination Postpartum Care: Bathing Postpartum Care: Breasts & Breastfeeding Postpartum Care: Perineal Care Postpartum Care: Vaginal Bleeding (Lochia) & Menstruation Postpartum Care: Exercise & Back Care Postpartum Care: Sexual Intercourse Postpartum Care: Contraception
PostPartum Visit: Day One PostPartum Visit: Day Three PostPartum Visit: Day Seven PostPartum Visit: 4 to 6 Week Visit
Baby Care & Concerns Fatigue & Exhaustion Postpartum Depression (The "Baby Blues")
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy Information & Survival Tips
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Index
MoonDragon's Womens Pregnancy Health Information Index
MoonDragon's Pediatric Information Index
MoonDragon's Parenting Information Index
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
POSTPARTUM- SEXUAL RELATIONS NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS
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MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
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AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
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Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
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