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London: Resuming sex with your partner after childbirth may be a matter of two months on an average but when passion does return to the bedroom again, it comes with a new vigour, enabling couples to enjoy the act of lovemaking more, new research suggests.
A study of 1,118 couples with children showed that 94 percent said they were satisfied with their sex lives and nearly 60 percent said that it actually got better after childbirth.
But new parents on an average wait for about 58 days before they resume sex with their partner, according to the study.
Although most women fear that their partner would not find them attractive after childbirth, the findings of the survey conducted by Britain-based parenting site Channel Mum showed that men actually prefer their partner's post-birth figure as it is more curvy and fuller.
Just 14 per cent of new mothers feel body confident after giving birth, Daily Mail reported citing the study.
"Having a baby is the biggest change you can bring into a relationship, so it is wonderful to see it can bring couples closer together rather than drive them apart," Siobhan Freegard, founder of Channel Mum, was quoted as saying.
The research, however, showed that men are more keen to have sex after the wait than women.
While fathers want sex twice a week on average, mothers remain content with sex just once a week.