No Sex Please, I’m a Stressed New Mom

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom - Health Council

“First-time parents may see their sex life hit the skids if mom feels stressed about her parenting skills, a new study suggests.”

“Researchers found that when a new mother was anxious about her parenting abilities, she and her partner tended to be less satisfied with their sex life, compared to other first-time parents.”

“For men, it was different: Only their partners’ stress levels — and not their own — seemed to affect their views on their sex life. It’s no secret that having a baby affects a couple’s sex life. But it’s not only because caring for an infant can be exhausting, said Chelom Leavitt, the lead researcher on the new study. A first-time mom’s worries about her new role may be one of the other factors, said Leavitt, a doctoral student in human development and family studies at Penn State University.”

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