Causes and Treatments of Secondary Infertility

What are the causes and treatment of secondary infertility (the inability to get pregnant and have a baby after successfully giving birth)? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John Rinehart, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago.

Hit the Highlights
  • What are the most common causes of secondary infertility?
  • Why if a couple was able to conceive quickly the first time would they have problems conceiving the second time?
  • Do pregnancies that end in miscarriage count towards secondary infertility?
  • How do you diagnose why a couple is not able to get pregnant after they have successfully conceived and given birth?
  • Can you breastfeed while undergoing IVF? What are the issues to consider?
  • How does ethnicity impact fertility?
  • What is the best approach to treating secondary infertility?
  • Does PCOS usually get worse as a woman ages?

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