Coping with Secondary Infertility on Mother’s Day

by | May 7th, 2013

Capture-150x150With Mother’s Day around the corner, many mothers may find themselves struggling with the joy of Mother’s Day as well as the frustration and sadness of secondary infertility.

The definition of secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant or give birth to a second child, usually after the first child was conceived naturally with no medical or technological help.

RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, states that secondary infertility affects 12 percent of women and accounts for over half of all infertility cases in the United States.

Secondary infertility is a challenge many parents do not expect, and it may bring up many difficult feelings and family scenarios.   “It is a painful situation when parents have to experience secondary infertility. It can affect the family dynamic and the way that parents interact with their children.” says Dr. James Douglas a fertility doctor in Plano, Texas. “Our goal in our fertility center in Plano is to uncover the causes of secondary infertility and get the family on the way to a successful pregnancy as quickly as possible.”

Causes of Secondary Infertility

There are many causes of secondary infertility in both men and women. These can be attributed to anatomical or hormonal issues that IVF Plano can resolve.

Common causes of secondary infertility include:

When to Seek Help for Secondary Infertility

If you are over 35 and have been actively trying to conceive a child for over 6 months, it may be time to see a board certified fertility doctor. Additionally, couples that are under 35 but have been trying to get pregnant for over a year may also find the assistance of a fertility doctor extremely helpful.

According to the National Survey of Family Growth,  more than 1 million couples struggle with secondary infertility. Wishing for another child doesn’t have to be a fantasy. Fertility treatments, and even diagnostic tests to determine the cause  of secondary infertility can help you and your partner work toward adding another member of your family.

To learn more about secondary infertility and how IVF Plano can help, call us at (972) 612-2500 or Contact Us by email to schedule an appointment  with Dr. James W. Douglas.

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