By Denise Schipani
Once you have a baby, everything changes-your priorities, your sleep schedule, your body…and yes, sex too. But just because it's different doesn't mean that your sex life is over for good, or even that it has to be unsatisfying. A lot depends on you, and how you adjust to new motherhood. "Some women are waiting for things to 'go back' to the way they were before," says Kristen Chase, author of The Mominatrix's Guide to Sex. And, surprise, that usually doesn't happen-and not just because your body's changed. You've changed. A better approach: Acknowledge that your post-baby life, feelings and levels of both energy and desire are different-and move forward from there. Here's how to get your sex-as-parents groove back on.
1. Forget the six-week rule. You may have heard that six weeks after a normal vaginal delivery you'll be physically ready to have sex again. Huh? "Some women really are recovered and ready for sex in six weeks," says Chase, but many are not. SoRead More »from How to Have a Sex Lifeâ€”and Kids