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Relationships and Sex


What comes to mind when you think of a healthy relationship? It should be a mutually fulfilling bond where both parties love and respect one another. People in strong relationships aren't afraid to talk about their romantic or sexual lives and discuss how to spice things up. 

Having a baby alters your relationships with loved ones, but it doesn't have to destroy them. For example, you and your significant other can still enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day - just put your children to bed early, or splurge on a baby sitter. It's okay to take a night off to focus on the two of you.

On that note, your sex life after baby doesn't have to be dramatically different from what it once was. It'll take some time, but you'll be able to enjoy many, if not all, of your favorite bedroom acts before you know it. Keep in mind that your sensitivity might have changed and you might need additional lubricant. Also, it is possible to start ovulating before your period returns, so talk to your doctor about birth control if you're not planning to have another child just yet. If you want to get intimate but just don't feel sexy, don't beat yourself up about it. If it helps boost your confidence, invest in great-fitting lingerie or turn off the lights.

A healthy relationship takes work and communication, but you and your partner will be happier parents for it.