is this normal

Nicola - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my baby kasey is now 6 months and ever since the child has been born i dont want to have sex with my partner, i really cant pinpoint why its just when we start i just turn over and make some excuse up, i know this is not fair on my partner but i just cant bring my self to have sex which is weird because before i had kasey i had a high sex drive. is this normal!!!!!!!!!!

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Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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Yes it is normal ( for some women). You just had a baby. You have so many emotions going on right now. Your body image may be an issue for you now..... insecurities and just exhaustion from having an infant may be the problem. Try a "date" night.....plan an evening in ...without baby ... and (compromise) make love to your partner (even if it's not really what you wanna do at the moment) to give them the personal attention they need too.... remember that your partner now has to share you with a baby .... they are probably feeling neglected and will cause a strain on your relationship. In turn make sure your partner is giving you everything you need... if you need more help with the baby or just around the house, tell them! If your needs are met then it is easier for you to -want to-and actually do please your partner as well.

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