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#PostBabyHankyPanky: Sharing our Knowledge about Sexuality During the Transition to Parenthood

#PostBabyHankyPanky: Sharing our Knowledge about Sexuality During the Transition to Parenthood By: Megan Muise, Research Co-ordinator

Welcoming a new baby into the family is often a time filled with joy and excitement for couples. During this time couples are also faced with many new challenges, including strain on their romantic and sexual relationship. Research has shown that parents experience sharper declines in relationship satisfaction when compared to non-parents over the same period of time, and that this decline continues beyond the first year postpartum [1].

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Sherry Theriault
It Can Hurt After Birth: Understanding Pain During Intercourse in the Postpartum

It Can Hurt After Birth: Understanding Pain During Intercourse in the Postpartum By: Meghan Rossi, Ph.D. Student

For many parents, the postpartum period is both an exciting and challenging time. Welcoming a new baby into your family is a time of joy; however, some women can experience unexpected difficulties that are hard to navigate, both individually and as a couple. One particular challenge is pain that may occur during sexual activity.

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Sherry Theriault