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Rekindling Your Relationship after Childbirth


Martien Snellen

‘It seems to me the basic conflict between men and women sexually, is that men are like firemen. To us, sex is an emergency, and no matter what we’re doing, we can be ready in two minutes. Women, on the other hand, are like fire. They’re very exciting, but the conditions have to be exactly right for it to occur.’ Jerry Seinfeld, quoted in Rekindling Your Relationship After Childbirth.

No one ever died from lack of sex...but sometimes it can make a relationship feel a little bit hollow.

We all know parenthood brings massive changes. But not every couple is prepared for the effect pregnancy and childbirth can have on their intimacy. Sure, we expect to put sex on hold for a while, but most of us naively assume that things will eventually return to normal. Unfortunately for many couples it doesn't work out like that.

Dr Martein Snellen is a Perinatal Psychiatrist with extensive experience in relationship counseling. In Rekindling he explores the factors that can affect your sex life after a baby: from changes in body image to serious health issues like postnatal depression; from divergent levels of interest to just not being able to find the time. And, most importantly, he offers practical suggestions to help get the spark back, for both of you.

This book is a must-read for any parent who thinks their other relationship could do with a little attention, too.

Rekindling is our deal of the week, down from $34.95 to $14.95. Don't miss this great opportunity to put a little spark back in your love life.


‘A funny, helpful, insightful book that should be handed out as you leave the maternity ward.’ Canberra Times

‘You’re exhausted, he’s tired and the baby won’t stop crying. Not exactly a recipe for romance. But never fear, Melbourne psychiatrist Martien Snellen is here to help…Snellen explores issues around the myriad of changes that can have a less than inspiring impact on sexual relations. From post-natal depression to simply finding the time, Snellen offers frank and practical advice about getting passion back into the lives of new parents.’  Age

 ‘A winning and readable blend of humour, anecdotes, science, psychology and common sense.’ Australian Family

‘Surprisingly, very funny…offers plenty of sound advice for realigning attitudes and “getting your groove back”.’  Sunday Tasmanian

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