Pregnancy, birth and parenting can affect sexual health and intimacy, including:
- Physical recovery after childbirth e.g. tiredness, fear of pain, breastfeeding, loss of libido.
- Lifestyle changes after birth e.g. loss of couple time.
- Relationships and sex: almost all couples have less sex after having a baby and many feel less intimate with their partner.
- Body image: changes to body image can either be positive or negative depending on the person.