Intimacy between you and your partner is almost non-existent
Relationships also frequently take a hit after a baby is born, surprising many at the loss of intimacy. An overabundance of research has proven that having a child reduces sexual intimacy between partners. Sleep deprivation, lack of time, and possible feelings of resentment all contribute to a decline in sexual activity. Postpartum depression can also be a contributing factor: the condition occurs in about 15% of new mothers. However, simply having a low libido is a rather common “side effect” of childbirth in women. This is due to the sudden drop in estrogen after the baby is born. The pain of giving birth can also traumatize some women, making them fear being touched, possibly requiring professional help. Whatever the cause, you can expect intimacy to be all but non-existent after a baby arrives. However, keep in mind that you are not alone in this situation, so don’t beat yourself up over it.