When new dads face sexual and emotional woes

Mr Richard Lee and his wife Krisa Qiu wanted to avoid conflicting advice from parents, in-laws and healthcare professionals when their first child, Ayla, was born.
Mr Richard Lee and his wife Krisa Qiu wanted to avoid conflicting advice from parents, in-laws and healthcare professionals when their first child, Ayla, was born.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MR RICHARD LEE

SINGAPORE - Four months after they had their first child three years ago, Mr Mohamad Nizam Vanderbeek wanted to resume sexual relations with his wife.

But the 36-year-old was worried she would be too tired for sex. She had recently returned to work after maternity leave and the couple were both handling night feeds for their son.

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