Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Getting Pregnant and Sex while Nursing

  • Topics that many are afraid to discuss.
  • There is a myth that breastfeeding its self is birth control. You can get pregnant while nursing, but it is harder to get pregnant since a woman's cycle is not consistent.
  • A woman's sex drive can be lacking while nursing. I have to admit that I loved not having a period for a long while, but I was not in the mood for sex at all. There were many factors that can lead to a low sex drive.
  1. Nursing its self and being on the pill both change your hormones.
  2. Many woman are scared of having sex after for the first few times after giving birth. I had two c-section's. It burned when I had sex.
  3. There's also the lack of sleep. Your husband may get up with you to help out in the middle of the night, but you're the one staying up to nurse, and you are literally getting your energy sucked out of you.
  4. You are also busy with taking care of a new little person.
  • The crazy thing is that the boy's pediatrician talked to us more about having a low sex drive, when my OB doctor didn't even mention it.
  • Talk to your husband. It may be hard to do, but you have to talk about the issue.

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