My baby is five months old and his birth was very traumatic. I have horrible anxiety about becoming pregnant again,so much that I have been unable to be intimate with my husband since before the baby was born. I am literally terrified. Is this normal?
Accepted Answeramandaw March 14, 4:28 PMI had a similar experience. Terrible first birth, but luckily, I went on to have two more kids and both of the births were a walk in the park by comparison. Time truly does heal the wounds -- and it makes you forget as you get farther away from it.
As for being intimate now... what about birth control? I was on a low-dose progesterone pill that was recommended for nursing moms. I never had any problem with supply. Would you consider something like that, to take away the immediate anxiety around sex?