A diagnosis especially for a couple who already have another child or children and who are having trouble conceiving is Secondary infertility. Secondary Infertility can vary from primary infertility and under this infertility; the couple isn’t able to conceive at least once.
Secondary infertility is often more difficult to accept -for the couple- as well as those around them. ‘When are you going to have your next one?’ a wise aunt quips at the family reunion. ‘Cassie has a baby brother, I want one too, Mommy,’ says your preschooler and ‘Honey, don’t wait too long,’ reasons your mother-in-law.
The system should work again if it has worked before, right? The mother has a proven birth canal and so on in OB/GYN lingo. The first conceive is like a small piece of cake for most of the parents. When it comes to subsequent or second time, it’s just another game of ball altogether.
What is family dynamics?
One of the main reasons that’s considered if the case is of secondary infertility is that you may not have enough time or energy for sexual intercourse with your partner when you are going through a maximum fertile period of the month. The reason behind may be the demands of your other preschoolers.
Physical factors – You have to consider these factors
It could have been several years since you had the first baby and your peak fertile time has passed. Women are their most fertile in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties. Infertility starts casting a greater shadow after 38 and more so after forty.
Significant weight gain by not shedding the pregnancy pounds can also lead to a hormonal imbalance and difficulty in conceiving. Loss of original partner with who the woman had the first child can raise a red flag for reproductive endocrinologists.
The new partner may need some additional testing. Other more complicated factors could be a polycystic ovarian syndrome, abortions or miscarried pregnancies and uterine or pelvic disorders after the first child was born.
Are you considering emotional factors?
An emotional rollercoaster that also rides with secondary infertility is that when the couples are struggling with the feel of primary infertility that patients of the secondary infertility are ungrateful. ‘They have been able to conceive at least one child’ and ‘they have been gone through the experience of child birth at least once’ is what they have to regret. This can obviously be one of the reasons behind why many secondary infertility cases are not discussed about.
Couples are usually suggested take their decision on a time frame because it helps a couple to try once to get pregnant either by considering other options such as surrogacy or adoption. Beside this, couples can also go for other numerous attempts where they needed to undergo specific treatment alike in vitro fertilization. In addition to this, Faith is also the one that plays a vital role when it comes to acceptance of any kind of infertility.