Throughout my first pregnancy, I constantly asked my husband if he still found me attractive. As I was ballooning up (as evident by my having to adjust my Lullabelly music belt every week!), and feeling less and less attractive, he always reassured me that he thought I was beautiful (and very sexy for carrying his child).
Then it was time to give birth and I was convinced that watching a small human come out of my vagina would turn him off for good. But guess what? He thought it was the coolest thing ever! It had absolutely no effect on our love life… and two years later he knocked me up again.
And the second time around? He was even more into the labor and delivery because he knew what to expect. He’s also patiently waiting for me to get the “all-clear” from the doc so we can have special “mom and dad” time again too.
It’s true that it can be strange for some men to watch the birth of their child. And it may change his perception of your lady bits, but only for a minute. Trust me, he’s a dude, he’ll be up for sex any time you say the word.
My mommy friends agree too! They’d be the first to tell you that watching birth hasn’t slowed down any of their husbands’ libidos.
Just remember that you shouldn’t have sex until four to six weeks after you give birth (and definitely wait to get the okay from your OBGYN). This will give your body time to heal. In the meantime, put on some of your favorite tunes, make a nice dinner, and enjoy some massage time together.
Ed Note: If your man has sexual issues from witnessing the birth of his child, definitely seek help from a therapist ASAP.