How To Feel Sexy Again After Pregnancy?
May 18, 2022
Every woman wants to be able to feel confident again after pregnancy. Some women experience dramatic changes in their bodies during pregnancy and after childbirth, while others feel “normal” again in a matter of months. But no matter how many months later, every woman wants to feel sexy again. So, how to feel sexy again after pregnancy?
One of the first things many moms-to-be notice after giving birth is how their breasts and abdomen have stretched and are no longer the tight, firm shapes they used to be. The weight gained during pregnancy also makes it more difficult to tighten up again, and many ladies aren’t even sure how to lose the extra weight. But, have no fear—these past few months are not permanent, and there are ways to regain your pre-pregnancy body.
How can women feel sexy again after pregnancy?
After giving birth, many women feel “unsexy” after giving birth, but there’s no reason to let this happen.
Embrace your mom bod
If you have kids, you know it can be tough getting everyone out of the house for some much-needed alone time. But it doesn't have to be. Take 10 minutes to bust out your favorite dance moves, and then head outside for some fresh air. Walking and jogging are great, but dancing will get your heart pumping and make you feel great all at the same time. If you have access to a health club, take a Zumba or yoga class. Or, rent a babysitter, grab some friends and go outside for a run.
Have a home date night
When it comes to romance, couples often forget that there are very real, very physical reasons why we feel like our partners aren't as interested in sex as they used to be. But there's no need to worry if your partner is acting clingy, distracted, or even irritated during sex—that's just something that happens as you age. According to a new study, couples report that sex gets a lot more exciting when they talk about their sexual frustrations, anxieties, and fantasies.
Wear sexy lingerie
For many women, their sex drive drops significantly during pregnancy. And although it is normal, it can feel inconvenient. The desire to have sex decreases when hormone levels drop - and some of these hormones are synthesized by our bodies, especially during pregnancy. Some women also feel insecure due to changes in their body shape and even breasts. The weight of your breasts will change significantly during pregnancy, which has the side effect of making them look smaller.
"Being a mother is a new experience not only as a woman but as a human being and giving birth feels like a graduation in the ‘making a life’ course. We suddenly realize we’re capable of creating life and that makes us feel strong and special.
For me, one thing that worked quite well was going back to a healthy hobby: my one-hour exercising routine at the gym. It’s important to know that even if we are the most important person in our childrens’ life, we are still women and it’s imperative to continue our search for what makes us feel good and beautiful, because if we feel it, others will be able to see it too."Sandy, mother of two.
Losing a spouse or partner is hard enough, but losing your sex life on top of that can be devastating. The loss of intimacy can lead to feelings of hopelessness, depression, and loneliness. It can feel like the end of the road, but there is hope. Sexual intimacy is an important part of a healthy, happy life, and losing it can prove to be a very difficult hurdle to overcome.
Childbirth is one of life’s most wondrous experiences. But for many, that magic fades after giving birth to a baby. The sudden loss of a flat stomach, the stretch marks, and the “mommy belly” create a complicated mix of emotions that women face. After giving birth, many women feel big changes in their bodies. Breasts sag. Hips, thighs, and buttocks are fuller, often with stretch marks. Many women also experience a loss of sexiness, but it doesn't have to be permanent with the proper care. Breastfeeding and maternity clothing help in the short term, but many women want to get back to their pre-baby bodies. Although pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, it can also be a time filled with anxiety, fear, and shame. For some women, pregnancy can wreak havoc on their sex life. Some women have problems with a loss of libido; others have problems with vaginal dryness and soreness from childbirth. Still, others experience discomfort, pain, and even incontinence. All in all, many women experience some degree of post-pregnancy depression or anxiety which can lead to sexual dysfunction. Thankfully, many of these issues can be overcome through counseling and support.