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How to Make Sex and Motherhood Align

How to Make Sex and Motherhood Align

They say everything changes once you have kids. But have you ever considered the changes to your love life? When you become a mom, your kids become a new and worthwhile sense of joy; they’re now your number one priority and captivate most of your time and energy. But that doesn’t mean your love life, especially physical intimacy, should need to take a back seat. Whether you’re a single mom getting back out on the dating scene, a first-timeparent to a newborn, or even a wife whose marriage has been lacking spark after raising kids, there are solutions to every mom’s differing sexual needs after kids.

Quit guilt-tripping yourself

In the same facet that moms shouldn’t feel guilty about not having sex, moms also shouldn’t be ashamed for desiring sex. After all, sex allows us to create a new life – it’s what made us moms. Not to mention the many proven benefits sex can have on our health and that it can be rewarding for relationships. Maintaining a healthy sex life does not make you a bad mom. It’s all about finding the balance between tending to your child(ren), while also making time to fulfill your own needs.

Don’t let body insecurities stop you

Women undergo many physical changes throughout and after pregnancy, like stretch marks, weight gain, loose skin, and even leaky breasts; all of which can take an emotional toll on our self-confidence making the thought of being intimate again unimaginable. However, you may be surprised by how quickly youfind yourself craving that physical connection again, and since women can ovulate as early as three weeks after childbirth, you’ll want to be prepared if you’re not ready for your family to grow again quite yet. If you’re hesitant to use birth control due to the worry of further weight gain, then fear no more. Most birth controls contain two hormones, a progestin and anestrogen. High levels of estrogen are associated with fluid retention (aka bloating and weight gain). But modern birth control pills nowcontain lower doses of estrogen and progestin, debunking the idea that birth control and weight gain are one and the same, so choosing the best birth control for you is that much easier.

Be creative and flexible

Another reason sex doesn’t always transpire after children is the concept that parenting is a 24/7 job. But like any other job, we all deserve a break at some point. A comfortable way to transition back into having a sex life is to plan a night alone with your partner by dropping the kids off at grandma or grandpa’s house for a night. Your mind can relax knowing that your little ones are in the trusted hands of a loved one. If you don’t have the luxury of a relative or babysitter, don’t give into the notion that you can’t ‘get it on’ just because the kids are home. Forgo your former expectations of sex and fit it in around your time. Have some ‘sexy time’ after the kids goto bed or before they wake up. Make use of nap times or even hop in the shower together for a steamy, intimate moment alone. Just make sure to lock the door!

Becoming a mom means learning new ways to adapt to everything you once did before children, including sex. Women may not have the same sex life they did before kids, but it’s possible that sex after children can be even better as it can teach women to love their natural body, and allow for more opportunities for spontaneity and rekindling romance.

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After Birth Beauty Tips for the Mommy. By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

After Birth Beauty Tips for the Mommy

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Giving birth will be one of the most wonderful things you can do in your life. While it will be an experience for a lifetime, it will have lasting changes on your body as well. But, it does not mean that you cannot do something in order to beautify yourself once more, and to get rid of the delivery marks. Keep in mind that it will not be an easy road, and that you will have to put in some effort to glow with beauty once again.

Pay Attention to Your Diet

During your pregnancy you might have had cravings, which was understandable, but, after giving birth, you should try to focus on eating healthy. You will be able to lose excess weight, gain your figure back, and provide exceptionally healthy milk for your newborn. Mind you, this will be a process you cannot rush, and which will take some time. If you try to lose weight by not eating regularly, the delivery marks on your body will be more than visible after a while, and you will achieve a counter effect you were going for.

Be Sure to Sleep a Lot

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With a baby to take care of, you will not be getting a lot of sleep at once, meaning that you have to make up for it. You will need your rest, otherwise you might develop a sleep disorder which could have serious implications on your wellbeing. Try to arrange a schedule to allow yourself to sleep in three or four hour cycles, as it will be best for your body. As your baby is starting to sleep more regularly, you should follow as well. Being well rested is mandatory if you want to regain your looks back.

Light Exercises Are Approved

Chances are that you have gained a bit of baby fat, and while it might not be too much, you should make sure to exercise lightly, because you can lose some of the post-delivery fat that way. Moreover, keeping fit will ensure that you are not going to gain more, and you will feel great, full of energy and rejuvenated. Then again, your baby will require a lot of energy to take care of, which you can recharge partly by working out. Remember to keep exercises simple and avoid lifting anything heavy for a while.

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Visit a Professional to Help You

Nowadays, visiting a plastic surgeon is no big deal, and plenty of new mommies decide on going over to a clinic to help themselves gain their prior beauty back. Be sure to keep the intervention simple, as you will not have enough time to recuperate with your baby needing care. On the other hand, simple anti wrinkle injections will do the trick, and they can be done quickly. Talk it over with your surgeon, and ask if it will interfere with your body in any way, because you want to look beautiful once again, and not ruin it all together.

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With dedication and some time on your hand, you can regain your beautiful self, but only if you are serious about it. In the beginning it will seem like there is no way you can achieve it, because you will be swamped with all the work you have with your baby. Eat and drink healthily with plenty of sleep on the side, to ensure that your body is able to take the load. On the other hand, as time progresses, you can focus on more demanding exercises as it will help lose some fat, and get your body back in shape.

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