The arrival of a new baby, especially a first child, is an extremely significant event in a couple’s life that brings much joy, but also new responsibilities and challenges for parents. Dividing household tasks may help the transition into parenthood and ensuring that household duties are still taken care of in a way that is fair. Secondly, couples often have less time to be intimate, and lack of sleep and fatigue are contributors, so communicating with your partner about this is crucial. Finding time to connect with your partner may be more difficult with less time on your hands, but try to find pockets of time during the course of the days and evenings where this is possible – such as when the baby is sleeping.
As always, develop a plan that works for you – there is no one “right” way to rekindle the spark after the birth of a baby, and each couple needs to be in tune with their own feelings as well as their partner’s feelings in order to find a plan that works.