Struggling to have a Second Child?
What is Secondary Infertility?
Secondary Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive another (not necessarily second) child successfully and naturally. When a childless couple is unable to conceive, they tend to seek treatment. However, couples who already have a child and who are affected by secondary infertility are much less likely to do so because of the misconception that once you are fertile you will always be fertile.
Why does Secondary Infertility happen?
Reasons for secondary infertility tend to be the same as reasons for primary infertility. Since the last time pregnancy, the husband or wife may have gained some weight, had an infection, or started eating fewer healthy foods. These small variances in lifestyle can affect reproductive health. Additionally, if it has been a few years since the last child, the quality of eggs may have begun decreasing, or the husband's sperm may have undergone some changes. Abnormalities with sperm and ejaculate are frequently cited as causes of secondary infertility. Other common explanations for secondary infertility include:
- Ovulation disorders
- Pelvic adhesions
- Uterine fibroids or polyps
- Diminished ovarian reserve
How can Fakih IVF help me?
Many couples struggling with Secondary Infertility may benefit from IVF-ICSI. Schedule a appointment to discuss your history with an IVF Specialist and to learn the best options available to you.