"I am four months postpartum and my husband is no longer attracted to me"

"I am four months postpartum and my husband is no longer attracted to me"

A new baby and intimacy issues are not a good combination.

"I am four months postpartum and my husband is no longer attracted to me"
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While it might be one of the greatest journeys one can experience in life, pregnancy and being a parent is no easy feat.

For nine months, a woman has to carry another human being inside of her, go through the process of birthing that child, and then start caring for the baby.

Mothers go through the most during this time and obviously a lot of things change.

Your body, your schedule, your relationships with others, everything.

One of the biggest challenges during this time is having to "bounce back".

Society and social media will have new parents believing that after everything you've been through bringing this child into this world, you and most importantly your body have to go back to "normal" as soon as possible.

A lot of celebrities, influencers, medical professionals, and activists have spoken about the "bounce back" phenomenon and the effect it can have on a mother's mental health.

Case in point - listener Emma.

Emma recently gave birth to baby number two and has realised that things are a lot different this time around. 

Her husband is not as hands-on as he was during, and after, their first child's birth and she thinks she might know why.

Emma reached out to Stacey and J Sbu and opened up about the issues she's been having. As you know, #TheFixer is a feature on Stacey and J Sbu's show in which the duo gives KZN listeners an opportunity to share their stories. In return, they hopefully receive advice that will help them solve their problem.

Take a listen as Emma tells her postpartum story:

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