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Welcome to the Matrescence Podcast

This is a place for you to find the information and support you need to make the transition to motherhood an empowering one.

Together your hosts Kelly Wilkes and Bree Holling will combine evidence-based information with personal insight to help you heal from past experiences, make informed and empowered decisions, grow as individuals and mothers and find solidarity in this journey that is Matrescence.

Whether you are a mother, a birth worker or just a woman driven to be the best version of herself, as long as you like belly laughs, heart warming stories and over sharing, this is a place for you.


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#38 Low Libido and Finding Your Way Back to Intimacy With Sex Therapist Jo. The Matrescence Podcast

For many couples, the return to sex after having a baby is slow, bumpy and sometimes even a little bit awkward.Between hormones, fatigue, contraception, changing bodies, unpredictable schedules and feeling touched out, there is a lot to contend with. So whether you are 12 weeks or 12 months postpartum, if you're not having much sex, you're certainly not alone. In this week's episode we chat to Jo Robertson about sex and intimacy in the postpartum period.Jo has a Master’s of Science in Medicine specialising in Sex Therapy, through Sydney University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling. She has had 15 years’ experience working in sexual health, through education and counselling. Jo has a private therapeutic practice specialising in problematic sexual behaviours, female sexual dysfunction and relationship breakdown due to infidelity & betrayal. She is also the Research and Training Lead for The Light Project, a charitable trust researching media influences on sexual culture and how to have positive conversations about it. She did a TEDx talk in 2019 titled ‘Why we need to talk about porn’ and speaks internationally on the topic of “youth and porn”Watch it here: https://www.tedxchristchurch.com/jo-robertsonThis answer all of your questions about low libido, mismatched libidos, feeling touched out, scheduling sex and so much more. Connect with Jo on Instagram: @sextherapistjoLinks mentioned in this episode:OMGYES:  https://www.omgyes.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwrqqSBhBbEiwAlQeqGolZfL92lp-pw52G59cjxZOQ0h3T_11haGgKvODWQQS_eLUmO5nJGBoCSsIQAvD_BwEPjur Lube Stockist: https://www.lovehoney.com.au/brands/pjur/?_fp1=ppc_generic&_fp2=14820519319&_fp3=130593081009&_fp4=pjur&utm_id=go_cmp-14820519319_adg-130593081009_ad-549108742734_kwd-204220725_dev-c_ext-_prd-_mca-_sig-CjwKCAjwrqqSBhBbEiwAlQeqGsMkKHYRPxHdW0LruvZzRDfMs50v_BwGHMcIbEUTDiayLZXyd9fBxRoCTXAQAvD_BwE&utm_source=google&lh_cpt=gen&gclid=CjwKCAjwrqqSBhBbEiwAlQeqGsMkKHYRPxHdW0LruvZzRDfMs50v_BwGHMcIbEUTDiayLZXyd9fBxRoCTXAQAvD_BwEGotman Institute cards: https://www.gottman.com/couples/apps/Durex Bullet Vibrator: https://www.durex.com.au/sex-toys/durex-intense-delight-bullet/Connect with us on Instagram: @matrescence.podcast Website: http://www.birthofamother.com.au  
  1. #38 Low Libido and Finding Your Way Back to Intimacy With Sex Therapist Jo.
  2. #37 Postpartum Planning and the Parts of Motherhood That We Don’t Talk About With Kathryn Millhouse
  3. #36 Birth, Death and Naviagting These Powerful Rites of Passage With Keely Costello
  4. #35 Patrescence: The Transition to Parenthood- With Regular Dad Will
  5. # 34 Finances, Solo Parenting, Traveling the World With Kids, and Not Losing Yourself to Motherhood- Megan’s Story
  6. #33 Loneliness, Mums Groups, and Making Friends Throughout Matrescence
  7. #32 Bree and Kel Christmas Special
  8. #31 Kel and Bree – Real Talk Life Update – November 2021
  9. #30 Maintaining Intimacy through Matrescence: Insights from married couple Brad and Tabitha
  10. #29 Breastfeeding Q&A with Sam Foster IBCLC

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