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Sex Matters

Many new parents think that having a baby will bring them closer and are surprised when it doesn't happen immediately. You may actually find that having a baby puts your relationship to the test. It's harder to get along when you are tired, emotionally drained, or "touched out". It's important that you set aside time to focus on your relationship with your partner.

Try These Tips:

• Give yourself time to heal from birth. Talk to your doctor about how long you should wait.

• If you find you have no sex drive, do not worry – this will pass. It may be a result of hormonal changes.

• Be aware that intimacy can stimulate a let-down. Do not worry and try to make light of it.

• Remember that love can be expressed in many ways: doing things for each other, simple touching, or spending time together with your baby.