You and your partner after having a baby

Both you and your partner are getting used to having a baby around. Your partner may be just as nervous about being a parent as you are. 

What can you and your partner do to care for your relationship?

  • Learn about taking care of your baby together. Read baby-care books and go to baby-care classes. 
  • Let your partner help with the baby. Don't try to do everything yourself.
  • Talk to each other. Talking about your feelings can help keep you both from feeling hurt and frustrated. 
  • Make time for just the two of you. Go for a walk or out to dinner. Ask someone you trust to take care of the baby for an hour or two. 
  • Ask your provider about when it's OK for you to have sex again. Most likely she'll say to wait about 4 weeks. This gives your body time to heal after labor and birth. 


Last reviewed: December. 2013

Both you and your partner are getting used to having a baby around. Your partner may be just as nervous about being a parent as you are. 

What can you and your partner do to care for your relationship?

  • Learn about taking care of your baby together. Read baby-care books and go to baby-care classes. 
  • Let your partner help with the baby. Don't try to do everything yourself.
  • Talk to each other. Talking about your feelings can help keep you both from feeling hurt and frustrated. 
  • Make time for just the two of you. Go for a walk or out to dinner. Ask someone you trust to take care of the baby for an hour or two. 
  • Ask your provider about when it's OK for you to have sex again. Most likely she'll say to wait about 4 weeks. This gives your body time to heal after labor and birth. 


Last reviewed: December. 2013