Know What is secondary infertility?
Some women want to have a child again, unfortunately they are unable to conceive after many attempts or sometimes their body is unable to carry the pregnancy to term. This is called as secondary infertility.
Although these women were blessed to be mothers, there will always be deep pain and sadness in their hearts, upon learning that they are infertile. I have always said in my articles, the connection with children is a wonderful experience and gift of life, therefore some women will want to conceive not just a child.
The causes of secondary infertility are the same as people who have never had children. Among the most common are: pelvic or uterine lesions, obstruction of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, ovulation defects, being overweight or underweight, smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages in excess or a poor amount of sperm.
All these causes are caused by bad habits that are acquired throughout life or by not perceiving a disease in time and leaving it uncared for and treated; age or complications from the previous delivery are also attributed.
When you have had intimate relationships for more than six months without protection or if you have observed some type of irregularity in your menstrual cycles, it is essential that you go to a specialist.
The first thing that your specialist will do is to send you to carry out all the studies to detect the problem, either yours or your partner’s, you should take into account that sometimes it is very expensive and slow, so you must be patient and never lose faith .
You will not only face physical problems, but also psychological ones, so it is important to think about taking therapy, or attending places where they can help you, such as free centers where people with the same problem share their experiences.
What are those tests?
There are many tests that only a specialist can guide you. Among the most common to detect an anomaly are:
1. The couple’s sperm analysis
It is the semen analysis, where they thoroughly study the quantity and quality of the sperm. It is advisable to take the sample and not take more than 30 minutes, keeping it at room temperature, the specialist will take approximately two hours to analyze the sample.
2. Tests to rule out problems in the fallopian tubes or uterus
One of the tests is called hysterosalpingography, where X-rays are used, allowing the analysis of abnormalities in the tubes and props. The woman is introduced a liquid vaginally that allows taking an X-ray and thus can be studied.
3. Baseline hormonal evaluation
They are done with just a blood sample to see ovarian function, they are done on the third day of the menstrual cycle.
4. Transvaginal ultrasound
It is an ultrasound that provides information on the morphology of the uterus and ovaries, allowing to analyze the functioning of the ovary and endometrium during the ovarian cycle.
What are the assisted reproduction treatments?
Artificial insemination: consists of observing when the woman ovulates and through an ultrasound, they deposit the semen sample inside the uterine cavity at the appropriate time.
In vitro fertilization: ovulation of the woman is stimulated for eight to ten days, the eggs are extracted and applied to the semen sample, in short, they gather the eggs and sperm outside the womb.
I share with you: How to face infertility, as a couple
Knowing the diagnosis perfectly is a great step to achieve your goals and achieve the baby you want so much. Do not lose faith and hope, there is always a solution to problems. Support yourself with your partner and express your feelings and emotions.
I invite you to read: Infertility: the monster in your marriage