Pregnancy, confinement and libido
The period of pregnancy and childbirth is a specific time in a woman’s life when there may be changes in the perception of sexual needs. Due to the hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and malaise, libido may decrease during the first trimester of pregnancy. On the other hand, in the second trimester, sexual needs usually increase and if the pregnancy is going well, there are no contraindications to sexual activity. Third trimester is a period of reduced libido again due to physiological changes in a woman’s body, as well as the problems associated with the last months of pregnancy. Decreased libido is still present in the 6-week postpartum, which in certain cases can last much longer. This is the time required for the regeneration of not only the sexual organs, but the entire woman’s body. Back to normal sexual life and feeling normal sexual desire depend on many factors such as the length of the feeding period, fatigue, and babysitting services and can take up to six months after childbirth.