Sex and Babies: Pregnant Couples' Postnatal Sexual Concerns
Abstract:What are pregnant couples' concerns regarding their sexual relationship after their baby's arrival? A study in regard to this question was conducted with five prenatal groups (n = 82). Its results are presented in this article. The sexual concerns are categorized as being about physical matters, psychological issues, adaptation issues, and anticipatory planning. A review of the literature then develops the theoretical interpretation of each of the sexual concerns and offers suggestions for childbirth educators to address some of these issues.
Document Type: Standard Article
Affiliations: VIOLA POLOMENO teaches perinatal health nursing and supervises students in community health care at the Faculty of Nursing at the Université de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. She also maintains a private practice for French-speaking parents in the Montréal region.
Publication date: 1999-10-01
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