The hormonal balance should right itself quite quickly but, if you are suffering from depression and loss of sex drive at the time of your six-week post-natal check, tell the doctor that too.
If you are still feeling low three months or more after the birth, get help through your doctor or visit a counsellor for advice and support. It will help in two ways if the baby’s father joins in as much as possible with the childcare and sharing the chores.
Giving birth leaves many women pretty sore down below.
Trying to make love too soon, perhaps to please your partner, can both cause some pain in itself, and make you more tense next time.
If you are still finding intercourse uncomfortable by the time of your post-natal check at six weeks, though, you must tell the doctor.
Hormonal changes after childbirth may be responsible for short-lived baby blues, and can also play a part in causing longer-lasting depression, very often associated with loss of interest in sex.
Lubricants like KY Jelly, Vielle or Sensilube can help ease discomfort but are no substitute for loving foreplay and really feeling aroused.
You and your partner can always find ways other than intercourse to give one another pleasure that avoid any tender spot until it recovers.
Just because you usually made love at your normal bedtime, don’t try to stick to this routine after the birth if you find this is a time when your baby is usually ready to wake for a feed.
You are most likely to get a spell for uninterrupted pleasuring and love-making if you start as soon as you are sure the baby is settled after a feed and a change, even if this is in the early evening or during a weekend afternoon.
A cultural chasm exists between Asian parents and those who identify as "Australian" that affects their view on academic success, sex-ed classes and what schools should teach, new research reveals.
The third annual Parents Report Card — completed by ASG and Monash University — surveyed 1,800 parents and guardians on their thoughts about education in Australia.
The report also found Asian parents put higher value on a degree than Australians (89 per cent versus 75 per cent) and thought that everyone within their cultural group considered education as the key to success (93 per cent versus 79 per cent).