The Family You Deserve
Everyone has a unique vision for their family. We work with you to make that vision a reality.
After having your first child, you might think that having a second successful pregnancy will be easy. However, that’s not always true, and you are not alone.
Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a baby to term after previously giving birth. And it affects millions of parents, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Even though you already have a child, secondary infertility can still be painful. We understand that what you’d like your family to be is unique—whether that’s one child, two children, or more.
We’ll work with you to make that goal a reality.
Causes of Secondary Infertility
There are several factors that can contribute to secondary infertility in women and men including:
Advanced maternal age (age 35 and older)
- Impaired sperm production or low-sperm count
- Damaged fallopian tubes
- Uterine conditions
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Excessive weight gain or loss in both men and women
- Lifestyle factors including smoking and heavy alcohol use
- Certain medications
Secondary infertility—just like primary infertility—can be diagnosed as unexplained. About 1 in 5 cases of secondary infertility are identified as unexplained.