Terrified of sex postpartum

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Terrified of sex postpartum

Postby uoflshannon » Mar 08, 2014 11:10 pm

DS is now 10 weeks old and DH has been asking if we can "spend time together". He really has been very supportive and understanding throughout but sex has always meant more to him than me. I'm terrified. When he kisses me I want to run away screaming because the thought of doing anything that leads to pregnancy is horrifying. I know this isn't normal and am considering counseling. I just don't know what to do. Part of me is like "have sex to make him happy" but that thought also makes me gag. I am so conflicted and just want to crawl under a rock where no one can find me. Any advice or commiseration is appreciated.
DS born 12/28/13
HG from 6 weeks to 38 weeks (c-section)
Zofran, Phenergan, midline then PICC line
symphisis pubis dysfunction (had to use a walker from 32 weeks on)
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Re: Terrified of sex postpartum

Postby Saph18 » Mar 10, 2014 8:34 am

Hello, are you using contraception? You could always use a double contrception for a while too! (Pill and condom for example) :)
DS 2012-10: HG from 7-Birth (Diclectin/Metoclopramide - Depression) Survivor
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