Many women who have been able to successfully conceive and give birth in the past, don’t have as much luck the next time around. This is actually known as secondary infertility. If you are struggling with secondary infertility, just know that you are not alone. About 3 million women in the United States are unable to get pregnant or carry a full pregnancy after previously delivering a successful pregnancy.
The causes of secondary infertility are very similar to those of primary infertility. Secondary infertility could be either male-factor infertility or female-factor infertility and in rare cases both. Some causes of secondary infertility are:
- Sperm quality, mobility, or quantity
- Irregular or no ovulation
- Endometriosis damage
- Fallopian Tube blockage
- Uterine cavity damage (a result of the previous pregnancy)
Coping with secondary infertility can be difficult. You may begin to experience an array of emotions like guilt, frustration, sadness, confusion, and loneliness. New Hope would like to remind you that you are not alone, do not blame yourself. By acknowledging that you need a little help, that’s all the push you need.
Why New Hope?
New Hope Fertility Center is home to world-renowned fertility specialists. We custom-design fertility treatments for the individual to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Our specialists believe in putting the patient first and being with them through every step of the fertility journey. Our team is well-versed in helping women of all ages reach their fertility goals and we are passionate about educating, and supporting our patients throughout their journey. If you want compassionate fertility care, New Hope is the right place for you. Call us at (347) 970-8479 or schedule your initial consultation today!