Originally Posted by morituri
Please consider going to your doctor to have him/her order some lab tests to check out your hormone levels. Pregnancy dramatically affects normal testosterone and estrogen levels in women
. If this turns out to be the case, simple hormone therapy may be all that you need to have your libido restored.
Not to burst a bubble -this would be nice, except most doctors typically won't consider hormone therapy in women of child-bearing age especially if you fall anywhere in the normal range and you've just had a child and/or are breastfeeding. But, if you also suffer from symptoms like excess fatigue or hair loss, have your doctor check your thyroid function.
Yes, pregnancy and childbirth can mess up your hormones. It can take some time to get things straightened out again. Also, the stress and fatigue of taking care of a baby/child can also depress your libido.
How old is your child? Is it a baby? If so, are you breastfeeding? Lactation typically causes a decrease in a woman's physical libido. Kind of nature's way of ensuring a new mother doesn't get pregnant again right away thus potentially jeorpardizing her health and that of her current baby.
Are you on any kind of hormonal birth control? That also can cause decrease physical libido, as can some kind of anti-depressants.
Here's a good article with a list of potential reasons: Low sex drive in women - MayoClinic.com
For many women, the emotional aspect of their relationship with their partner plays a huge role in how they feel about having sex with them. What is your relationship like with your partner?