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HVP March 2015

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14 Hudson Valley Parent ■ March 2015 By SARAH J. SWOFFORD G ulp! Your doctor has given you the "all clear" to resume sexu- al activity after birthing your baby. Now you just need the libido, energy, and a good night's sleep to go with it and maybe sex will sound remotely interesting again. To alleviate some worries you may have about sex after pregnancy, here are some no-pressure, back-to- sex tips for moms who have given birth. And remember, regardless of what your doctor says, when get- ting back to sex, the most important timeline to follow is your own. Low libido is common If you are worried about lack of sexual desire since you had your baby, don't take it personally. Most new moms deal with low libido after pregnancy. Your infant's needs make being a new mom one of the most intense stages of a woman's life. Time and patience will get you through the challenges of early parenthood — including intimacy challenges. Practice sensual touch Just because you got medical clearance to resume intercourse, doesn't mean you have to jump right to it. Sensual touch alone and with your partner feels good, eases fears, Your partner is less likely to feel rejected if you share your feelings honestly. Sex after baby Bedroom tips to rekindle the romance

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