In this article I’m going to talk about the causes of secondary infertility and what options you have for curing it. But before I proceed, I need to dispel some myth around secondary infertility and talk about what is secondary infertility so you have a clear idea what you’re dealing with here. Nobody really knows what causes secondary infertility or why it happens, that’s the bad news. The good news is secondary infertility can be treated just like normal infertility.
Having said that, secondary infertility couples might be going through even more uncertainty and frustration than normal couple. Why is that? To explain, I would need to elaborate what exactly is secondary infertility. Basically it means couples that had a very hard time conceiving children even when they had previous children. This applies to couples that had one or more previous children. So don’t let the name “secondary” fools you. Now this will appear to be a blessing for those infertile couples that don’t even have one child, so why am I saying that they might be more frustrated?
Because secondary infertile couples have children, infertile couples who had none will not understand the frustration that secondary infertile couples are going through. Infertile couples are basically going to say that they’re going to be grateful even if they have only one child.
You must understand. Secondary infertile couples has the added stress of not knowing what is wrong with them or if they’ve done something wrong because they seem to have no problem whatsoever. Furthermore, secondary infertile couples don’t see themselves as infertile so it might be many years before they gave up in frustration and seek medical help. That is when they finally learns the word “secondary infertile”
Trying to conceive and failing is stressful and frustration can mount no matter what type of infertility one is having. With that said, let’s look at some of the treatments available. Most of the treatments like analyzing your ovulation mucus for signs of fertility and going to the doctor still applies. Basically it’s the same treatment with infertile couples.