Relationships and sexual health
Sexual health during pregnancy
It’s normal to have queries about your sexual health during and after pregnancy. Some people may experience strains in relationships with those around them.
Your Healthy Family Team is able to offer information, advice and signposting on any sexual health concerns. For example, at the new birth contact (10-14 days after birth) your health visitor may discuss and give you advice on contraception.
Relationships after having a baby
Becoming a parent often puts a strain on relationships, regardless of what they were like before.
Part of the problem is that you’re tired and have so much less time to spend with your partner than you did before the baby arrived.
It’s a lot harder to go out together and enjoy the things you used to do. Your partner may feel left out, and you may resent what you see as a lack of support.
But the stage when babies and children take up all your physical and emotional energy doesn’t last forever.
Make time for each other when you can. Do little things to make each other feel cared for and included.