Is it harder to conceive the second time?

Is it harder to conceive the second time?

Secondary infertility is the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy following the delivery of a child. While it isn’t uncommon, the good news is that you’re more likely to have a successful second pregnancy if you already have a child, says Ob/Gyn Laura Detti, MD.

How long does it take to conceive the second time?

For most women, how long should you wait before getting pregnant again? For most women, it’s best to wait at least 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again. This means your baby will be at least 1½ years old before you get pregnant with another baby.

Why am I not getting pregnant 2nd time?

What causes secondary infertility? Sometimes problems getting pregnant for a second or subsequent time are related to a complication that occurred in a prior pregnancy or prior to delivery, such as uterine scarring or damage to the fallopian tubes.

What’s the best age to have a second child?

A woman’s body isn’t really back to normal for 18 months after giving birth, and studies show that anemia and other complications are more common in pregnancies that are closer together. Some experts recommend waiting at least 27 months between births.

Is it possible to conceive for the second time?

Negative. Negative. Negative. One after the other. Then, as if on cue, my doctor’s office called; our labs had come back, and she was no longer as confident as she once was. It was time, my doctor said, to consider seeing a specialist. A “natural” pregnancy (I hate that term) might not be possible for us.

What to do if you cant conceive on your own?

I hated having to admit that we couldn’t do this on our own, as if it somehow devalued my role as a woman (idiotic, I know). Much to my relief, she seemed optimistic in our ability to conceive, but, to be safe, recommended we do some tests and start follicle scanning to boost our chances of conceiving.

Is it possible to have a second child?

My husband and I had been trying for a second child for months. Our daughter was one of those “first try” miracles that seemingly never happen in real life; a phenomenon reserved solely for one-night stand Rom Coms.

Why did I go to a fertility doctor?

Seeking the help of a fertility doctor would mean more appointments, more poking and prodding, more needles, more hopes, more disappointments and so much more money. I was tired and discouraged, but what choice did I have?

What does it mean if you cant get pregnant a second time?

(This includes couples who experienced infertility but eventually had a successful pregnancy.) Secondary infertility is the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy following the delivery of a child.

How did I feel when I couldn’t conceive a second time?

Feeling hollow and out of control, I’d pull myself into a tiny ball on the floor, rocking back and forth, grieving the loss of the little person I was convinced I’d never know. And each time my guilt would swallow me whole. “After all, this was my fault,” I thought. “I did this to my baby—to us.”

What’s the best way to get pregnant a second time?

1 If you’re concerned about your age and fertility, starting your second pregnancy sooner means you’ll be younger (and likely more fertile). 2 Your first baby will likely keep you moving throughout your second pregnancy. 3 You probably won’t have time to agonize over every pregnancy symptom, since you’ll be busy round-the-clock.

Can you get pregnant if you have secondary infertility?

If getting pregnant the first time around was a cinch, you may have expected that you’d be able to score a second pregnancy just as easily. But because many couples have secondary infertility, that’s not always the case. What is secondary infertility?