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Successful Treatment for Secondary Infertility

Secondary Infertility.jpgRecent surveys estimate that approximately one million people are suffering from secondary infertility. What is secondary infertility? If you've successfully conceived and given birth to a child and are now unable to get pregnant, you are suffering from secondary infertility. Know this: A common case of secondary infertility may go undiagnosed for years. Those suffering from secondary infertility may not even realize they have a reproductive problem – it could be male, female, or both. Do not despair any longer. Successful treatment is at hand from the secondary infertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC.

Primary Infertility Overview

Primary infertility is the inability to conceive a first child. For women under 35, a diagnosis of primary infertility – explained or unexplained – is made after one year of unprotected, regular sexual intercourse fails to conceive a pregnancy. Why is this important? For women over 35, this period is shortened to six months.

Secondary Infertility Patients Are Not Difficult

Couples 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.

Causes of Secondary Infertility

The causes of secondary infertility are very close to the causes of primary infertility. The human reproductive system changes over time and medical conditions arise.

Secondary infertility can result from either male-factor infertility or female-factor infertility causes:

  • Low sperm production
  • Poor sperm motility – delivery
  • Poor sperm quality – morphology
  • Irregular or no ovulation in women
  • Hormonal issues for both men and women
  • Fallopian tube blockage
  • Endometriosis damage
  • Uterine cavity damage that may have occurred during a previous pregnancy

To begin, both partners will undergo testing to identify the root cause of secondary infertility. Then, a personalized treatment plan will be developed addressing your medical needs while incorporating your desires.

Successful Treatment Options

The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility 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:

Coping with Secondary Infertility

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.

World Renowned Treatment for Secondary Infertility

It is important to work with a team of fertility specialists who understand which treatment option for secondary infertility is best for you, considering your personal medical needs. Customized treatment plans offer the highest success rates and the best overall patient satisfaction.

To schedule your initial consultation with the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

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