“Let's talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me.” YUP! We're talking all things sex in pregnancy today. However, there is a relationship that we must explore first before we can begin to tackle any of the questions that come up about what is safe, normal or healthy and that is… your own, personal sexual relationship. Cindy Scharkey is an RN with a Bachelor of Science and Nursing, and has been a healthcare professional for over 35 years. She believes that with the right information and education, women can reclaim their sexual experience and their sexual relationship. And that is especially true during pregnancy.
Listen in to hear whether sex during pregnancy is safe, what it might feel like, what to do if your partner doesn't want to have sex, or if you don't want to and much much more on this episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast!
*This episode is two parts. The second part is all about Sex in Postpartum and will be released next week, so check back for that episode!
What if our partner doesn't desire sex, but we do? OR… What if WE don't desire sex, but our partner does?
This is one of the most common questions and concerns that many women have and you might too! You are not alone and there are ways to navigate these roadblocks. Cindy gives us some wonderful tools to rethink desire, intimacy and sexual activity. We often think about sex in a very narrow way and Cindy shows us how to shift our mindset and communicate with our partners. Oftentimes during pregnancy and postpartum, our bodies can feel like a machine or it can begin to feel foreign to us, so how do we check back in and find that sexual desire again? Your relationship doesn’t have to suffer during this time and there are ways to navigate this tricky subject that Cindy gives us in this episode.
ABOUT CINDY SCHARKEY
Cindy Scharkey, RN, BSN, is a healthcare professional with over 35 years of experience. Throughout her career as a Certified Childbirth Educator, OB/GYN nurse and speaker, she has been consistently exposed to the taboos and silence surrounding women’s sexuality.
Cindy is passionate about opening the doors for women to have conversations about expressing, experiencing and enjoying their sexuality. She also has the desire to give parents the right information to feel confident in guiding their children through conversations about puberty and sex.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, the love of her life, and has three adult daughters whom she adores.
Cindy’s Website: https://www.cindyscharkey.com/
Cindy’s Podcast, Permission for Pleasure: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/permission-for-pleasure/id1555169719
Hillary McBride: https://hillarylmcbride.com/
(Reminder, Cindy is not giving medical advice and recommends that you seek guidance and professional medical advice from your doctor so they can address your specific needs.)
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