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Everything You Need to Know About Secondary Infertility

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Let’s say you had an easy time getting pregnant, a pretty uneventful pregnancy and birth and now you have a happy, healthy child. When you and your partner decide to have a second, however, it’s a different story, and you’re having trouble getting pregnant. You could be experiencing secondary infertility, or an inability to conceive after already having a baby. We spoke to Emily Huffstetler, MD, an OB-GYN and Board Member and Advisor to Share the Drop, for more information.

Emily Huffstetler, MD is an OB-GYN at Jefferson Obstetrics and Board Member and Advisor to Share the Drop, the first ever free app to connect families who are looking to donate and/or receive breastmilk.

What Is Secondary Infertility?

Secondary infertility is when someone can’t get pregnant after having already having had a baby. According to a 2014 paper published in the Central European Journal of Urology, secondary infertility affects approximately 11 percent of couples in the United States. For reference, primary infertility (inability to get pregnant with a first child), affects about one in five people (19 percent), according to the CDC.

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