New moms and sex: When will you be ready?

Relationship counsellor and clinical sexologist, Leandie Buys says lots of new moms feel frustrated when they aren’t able to ‘bounce back’ physically and sexually after birth – or even when their children are older.

Most doctors agree that a mother’s body only generally recovers from the birth experience up to six months after giving birth. On the emotional and psychological side, sleepless nights, increased responsibilities and the sheer overwhelming task of raising a child will definitely leave you feeling run-down, exhausted and un-sexy.

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Many partners feel frustrated by the lack of intimacy, and this is understandable, but there’s no need to rush into things. Sex after the birth of a baby is all about starting slowly.

To read Leandie’s tips on how you can get your ‘mojo’ back after having a baby, click here.

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