Secondary Infertility & Recurrent Miscarriage - What You Need to Know
Secondary infertility is the inability to conceive or bring a fetus to term after giving birth to a baby. Two or more consecutive miscarriages is termed as recurrent miscarriage.
Secondary infertility affects more than 3 million women in the states.
- Requires medical diagnosis
- A wide range of treatment options available
- Causes are varied
Among the women who experience recurrent miscarriage, 70% are primary recurrent pregnancy loss cases i.e. all previous pregnancies were lost. Remaining 30% come under secondary infertility. Secondary infertility can happen due to insufficient sperm production, ovulation disorder, damage in the fallopian tube, other factors like age and use of certain medicines. Recurrent miscarriage, on the other hand, is due to genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. Infections, excessive smoking, and auto-immune disease can also be the reasons.
Repeated miscarriages or inability to become pregnant.
Understanding the medical history of both the partners including genetic and family history. The doctor might recommend a series of tests to check reproductive health and hormonal function.
Coping with repeated miscarriages or secondary infertility can be stressful. Seek support from your close ones.
The treatment depends on the underlying cause. And regardless of the cause, the chances of you becoming a parent (again) is as high as 77%. In vitro fertilization might also be recommended. Talk to one of our Mfine health experts today to become a part of a holistic treatment plan.