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Secondary infertility: Why second pregnancies don’t happen?

After having one or more children, you may not think that infertility can be an obstacle when looking for a new pregnancy. However, one in three couples experience some form of secondary infertility.

Understanding Secondary Infertility

Usually, after having had one or more children in a natural and easy way, it is common to think that the same thing will happen with the next ones. However, there are cases in which there are problems conceiving again: these are cases of secondary infertility.

Secondary infertility can be both female and male, or even affect both partners.  

When the mother is older than 35 years of age, it is essential not to waste time in cases of secondary infertility. If a woman has been trying to get pregnant for a year (or 6 months for women over 35) without success, the couple should seek the advice of a specialist. They will advise them to take the appropriate fertility tests. Sometimes it may be necessary even earlier if risk factors for infertility are detected (such as infrequent periods, endometriosis, etc.).


Why can’t I have another child?

The causes of secondary infertility are practically the same as those of primary infertility. They may reside in the man, in the woman, or in both.

Causes of female infertility:

  • Ovulation disorders (polycystic ovary, ovarian insufficiency…).
  • Damage to the fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Vaginal or uterine problems
  • Harmful habits affecting fertility (alcohol or tobacco consumption, poor diet…).

  Causes of male infertility:

  • Low quality or quantity of semen.
  • Pathologies affecting the male reproductive system
  • Harmful habits affecting fertility (alcohol or tobacco consumption, poor diet…).

The age factor, especially in women, plays an important role. On the one hand, delayed motherhood is an increasingly frequent reality. Moreover, in any case, the age of couples seeking to have a second child is logically more advanced. As time goes by, the quantity and quality of the gametes produced by both men and women are affected.

I want to have more children

At IVF-Life we offer a wide variety of assisted reproduction treatments to treat cases of both primary and secondary infertility.

You can still achieve that long-desired pregnancy.

The specialists will offer you a completely personalized treatment adapted to each case, depending on the causes of infertility. Whether it is artificial insemination or embryo adoption, we have a wide range of possibilities to find a solution to your problem.

Better safe than sorry…

Women’s fertility decreases drastically after the age of 35. Therefore, preserving fertility is the best option when there is a possibility of seeking pregnancy after this age. Egg freezing makes it possible to stop the aging of the eggs, while preserving their quality. Thus, the chances of a successful pregnancy are maintained despite the time that may pass.

Should you have any doubts about this, do not hesitate to contact one of our professionals, we will be happy to help you!



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