Secondary infertility is on the rise in the U.S. Did you know: Over one million people are unable to conceive a baby naturally even when they’ve been successful in getting pregnant in the past. If you've successfully conceived and given birth to a child, but are now unable to get pregnant naturally, you are suffering from secondary infertility. Look: Those suffering from secondary infertility may not even realize they have a reproductive problem – it could be male, female, or both. What you can do: Successful treatment is at hand from the secondary infertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center.
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 a Challenge
Couples suffering from secondary infertility are often turned down by fertility clinics because they are too challenging for treatment. Not at New Hope Fertility Center. 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 accurately diagnose the cause of secondary infertility. Then, a personalized treatment plan will be developed addressing your medical needs while incorporating your desires.
Patient-Focused Secondary Fertility Factors
- Infertility diagnosis
- History of previous pregnancies
- History of previous miscarriages
- Number of failed IVF cycles – fresh and frozen embryo transfers
- Number of embryos transferred in a single cycle
- IVF protocol recommended
- IVF ancillary procedures used – ICSI, Assisted Hatching, In Vitro Maturation
- Genetic Testing
- Gender Selection
Successful Secondary Infertility Treatment Options
We offer evidence-proven secondary infertility treatment options:
Cutting-Edge 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 212.969.7422.