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10 Ways to Spice up Your Sex Life After Baby

        Health | Sexuality

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A thyroid problem as well as some medications can both be culprits in libido loss.
A thyroid problem as well as some medications can both be culprits in libido loss.
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While it's normal to feel pain or discomfort as you heal in the weeks directly following childbirth, that pain and discomfort is not normal months (or years) later. Not only does it interfere with a good sex life, it can also interfere with fulfilling relationships and intimacy.

"Moms don't seem to sit down and think about why they aren't having sex," explains Chase (the Mominatrix). "Three weeks postpartum, give yourself a break. If it's been three months, six months, six years, take a minute to think about why you're not having sex. Is it physical pain? Often women put those issues off and they're all usually easy issues to address."

A thyroid problem as well as some medications can both be culprits in libido loss. If you received an episiotomy, for example, remaining scar tissue can cause pain during sex. Pain from your scar may ease on its own over time but surgery can also be a consideration for tissue that remains bothersome. Pain is a common problem -- the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates nearly two out of three women will experience painful sex at some point -- and worth the embarrassment of discussing with your doctor.


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