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Newborn in bed means sex is out?

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This post on CNN would have been hilarious, had it not been written in the serious tone that it was (the headline made my naughty mind immediately think of aMénage à trois” kind of situation). It is indeed tough to think of romance if baby dear sleeps on the same bed as husband and wife, but it is a kind of sacrifice the couple will have to make if they want to avoid crib-related problems like SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and other issues.

There are many cultures around the world, where there is no concept of a separate crib for the baby and most of the time the baby sleeps with the mother on the same bed. I think it has also got something to do with the natural warmness of the mother’s body that the baby had gotten used to while inside and which it wants to continue on the outside.

You see, parenting is all about adjustments, compromises and sacrifices and if sex is something that will have to be put on the back-burner or reserved for stolen moments, however fleeting, for the sake of a child, then it is tough luck, but has to be gone through regardless. After all, there are millions of people out there, battling ticking biological clocks and having other problems preventing them from having a baby, who would gladly trade a year of post-delivery abstinence, if only they could  become mothers (and fathers).



Written by mothersspace

June 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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