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What Is Secondary Infertility?

Pregnant Woman With Child.jpgHaving difficulty getting pregnant sometimes happens after a couple’s first child is easily conceived and birthed. Many couples find that they are unable to have additional children, even after they've tried for one year. This is a diagnosis of secondary infertilityCouples suffering from secondary infertility are often turned down by fertility clinics because diagnosis is difficult. Not at New Hope Fertility NYC. We do not boost our high IVF pregnancy success data by rejecting patients based on strict criteria. Taking on very difficult patients and helping them overcome their infertility encompasses the overall goal of our One Good Egg Policy. Here, we are committed to treating all patients suffering from infertility – regardless of their diagnosed difficulty. Bottom Line: To get pregnant successfully, only one good egg and one healthy sperm is needed.

About Secondary Infertility

  • Age – As a couple ages, it becomes more difficult to become pregnant naturally. This is especially true for women who are over 35. While she may have had little difficulty just a few years prior, her fertility can be drastically different if she’s passed this age milestone. This is because the quality of a woman’s eggs decreases as she ages, achieving fertilization and a viable pregnancy is more difficult.
  • Physical Changes – The structures of the female anatomy all play a large role in fertility. If her reproductive organs become damaged, conceiving in the future can be difficult. Damage or changes to the reproductive organs can be the result of a pregnancy loss, infection, endometriosis, or another medical condition such as uterine fibroids or ovarian cysts.
  • Sperm Quality – Similar to how a woman’s fertility decreases with time, a man’s fertility and the quality of his sperm can change as well. Sperm issues may be the result of illness, injury, age, or the use of certain medications.
  • Obesity – People often gain weight as they age. Unfortunately, once your body crosses over into being overweight or obese, fertility decreases. This is true for both men and women. Luckily, fertility issues caused by weight issues are often resolved once a person returns to a healthy weight.


The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center in NYC are world renowned for successfully treating couples suffering from secondary infertility. We welcome patients representing a challenge, regardless of their potential adverse effect on our IVF pregnancy success rates.

We offer proven secondary infertility treatment options:


Just as with primary infertility, there is an emotional toll that comes with being unable to conceive. Those who have children may feel guilty about yearning for another child when they already have one or more. Others may find it harder to find support from others who do not understand the desire to continue to grow your family. Coping with these emotions is an important part of your treatment and is necessary to make it through the fertility process. New Hope Fertility NYC offers fertility counseling to help patients address these feelings and concerns.

Those couples facing secondary infertility need empathy, validation, and support from a stellar fertility care team. Given the most effective treatment options, most couples do achieve a successful pregnancy and live, healthy birth of a child. Others add to their family through adoption.

Secondary Infertility Care Experts

Treatment of secondary infertility requires expertise and a uniquely tailored treatment plan. New Hope Fertility Center is consistently among the highest reviewed centers worldwide because of their dedication to treating each patient as an individual. If you feel that you may be suffering from secondary infertility, please reach out to the experts at New Hope today.  

To schedule a consultation today, click the icon below - or - call 917-525-5496.

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