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What Can I Do If I Have No Libido After Giving Birth
Be good to yourself : It is common to have low libido after baby's delivery. Being a new mom can be exhausted, stressful, overwhelming. The hormone does not allow good lubrication until 6 weeks after delivery. Get help to take care of the baby and yourself. Eat well. Get new outfit. Start exercising again. Feel good about yourself. http://www.babycenter.com/0_lets-talk-about-sex-after-the-baby_11802.bc?page=1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You are going through major emotional and physical changes and healing. Your hormones levels are much different than you are used too and it is very normal to experience many different emotions. Highs, lows, interest or lack of interest in sex. As your body returns to its prepregnancy state you will begin to feel like yourself again. If you are concerned talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 38yr old female gave birth 15yrs ago. Wondering if there is anything that i can take to increase my libido?
Need testing.: Several things can contribute to low libido: depression and hormonal abnormalities are the top two. You should see your physician, have your hormones checked, and be screened for depression, thyroid disease and other issues. Often women have a drop in testosterone in midlife that causes low libido. Another possibility are psychosocial issues with your current partner. ...Read more
Check out PP: Non-hormonal contraceptive options such as condoms, diaphragm, cervical cap or IUD (intra-uterine device) are less likely to negatively affect your libido. If you're absolutely sure you don't want any more children, consider tubal ligation (for you) or vasectomy (for him but also less risky for both). Check out Planned Parenthood's http://www.plannedparenthood.org/all-access/my-method-26542.htm ...Read more
When birth control affects libido, is the change usually long-lasting or does it subside after a few months?
Usually improves: Although there is a notable decrease in libido which accompanies the use of oral contraceptive medications, this is usually a result of the medication itself, and will resolve within a few months after stopping the medication. If it persists, discuss with your OB/GYN for additional recommendations and guidance. ...Read more
Recently gave birth, now my libido is sky high. So much so, i become angry if not satisfied, frequently. Is this normal or out of control?
Libido: After giving birth, it's advisable to wait a few weeks before having intercourse. However, there are certainly other ways to pleasure yourself or be pleasured. Becoming angry when not satisfied is another issue, and this needs to be reviewed with your physician. A psychiatrist may be able to provide some guidance or suggestions, because certain illnesses can manifest in irritability. Be well. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Tell your doc what you've stated above and ask for options. Sometimes, changing hormonal dose is all that's necessary. For others, they need to go non-hormonal, eg condoms, diaphragm, cervical cap, spermacide, IUD etc. If you're really sure you don't want to have any more children, consider tubal ligation or talk him into vasectomy (safer procedure for both of you). Check out PP's My Method. ...Read more
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