In Therapy, We Want You to Have Good Sex—Whether You’re Trying to Conceive, Already Pregnant, or Have a Newborn
In our therapy sessions in our Tribeca offices, as well as online therapy sessions, at Tribeca Maternity, we make clear to patients that sex is the one area in your life both pre- and post-baby where we’re not going to settle for “good enough.” Whether you are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or have a newborn, sex should be fun, exciting, and make you feel good. We don’t advocate that you have sex—we advocate that you have good sex.
It’s Also Okay to Decide to Not Have Sex Right Now
As important as sex is to people’s lives, just as important is the decision to not have sex. Whatever the reason (exhaustion, busyness, recovery), you might just not be into sex right now, and that’s okay. During pregnancy or postpartum, you need to be able to recognize and say when you’re ready for sex and when you’re not. Sex is about choices, and among the infinite choices about sex that we fight for at Tribeca Maternity is the choice to not have it.
There Are Lots of Ways to Have Sex
There are lots of ways to have sex, whether with a partner or with yourself. During pregnancy or postpartum, it’s time to get creative. At Tribeca Maternity, we help individuals and couples learn how to have sex in different ways, both mechanically and relationally.
Couples: Good Sex Requires Communication
The key to having good sex is being able to navigate when to have it, how to have it, and the conditions of having it. And this means you need to talk about sex, which isn’t easy for many people. In couples therapy, we’ll help partners talk about sex, including: