Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the body which plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, and during and after childbirth. It is released during the stretching of the cervix and uterus during a vaginal labor, and with stimulation of the nipples from breastfeeding. This helps with bonding with the baby, milk production, and during the birth itself, as it acts as a pain reliever
Oxytocin, commonly referred to as the “love hormone,” bonds you to your mate through physical touch, sexual activity, and orgasms. The large amount of oxytocin released during birth, and simply the profound experience itself, can add a special closeness to your partner. The way you see each other has also shifted. The connection with the baby the two of you have divinely created is a very intimate bond.
Use the healing time in the first few weeks after childbirth to be present and affectionate with your partner. Hold one another, kiss, gaze into each other’s eyes, and gently caress each other, valuing this new stage of life.
The oxytocin released in physical touch will increase your sexual drive, so you will be open to resuming sexual intimacy when your body is ready.
Having an exciting and fulfilling sex life is just as important as caring for your baby. Transforming the intimacy with each other can be difficult with your baby, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways to ensure you’re having great sex after having your baby.
Whether you’ve had a vaginal birth or C-section, your body has gone through huge changes. Belly binding is one of the most important things aside from proper nutrition and rest when recovering from pregnancy and childbirth. The greater you care for your body, the quicker you will heal, and the quicker you will be safe to have sex.
Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the body which plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, during and after childbirth. Use the healing time in the first few weeks after childbirth to be present and affectionate with your partner.
The oxytocin released in physical touch will increase your sexual drive, so you will be willing when your body is ready.
Proper exercise and nutrition will boost your energy, mood, and your sex drive. Many exercises, like yoga and walking, can be done with your partner and your baby to provide both physical stimulation and bonding benefits.
Finding the time is most likely the biggest deterrent from having sex. The times when your baby is asleep is crucial time for rest, and also an opportunity for intimacy.
The increase in hormones will also increase the number of nerve endings near your clitoris, leading to more frequent orgasms. Hormone changes may be causing postpartum depression. These feelings may decrease arousal, but what better way to relax than an orgasm?
Your vagina could have actually changed direction after giving birth, allowing it easier to orgasm in certain positions that weren’t possible before having your baby. Some women report having increased vaginal muscle control after carrying a baby, especially if you do your kegels.
Kegels are exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, make it tight. Continuing these exercises regularly will improve the muscle tone of your vagina, making sex more enjoyable for both partners.
Childbirth is such an amazing, life-changing experience. Taking care of your body will increase the healing process, and boost your energy, to be more available for intimate time with your partner.
Properly tending to your mind, body, and soul will ensure your family’s health, happiness, and prosperity.