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What You Shouldn’t Say To A Mom Who Is Struggling To Get Pregnant Again

And what to say instead.

Millions of women in the United States face secondary infertility — a condition that is as misunderstood as it is common.

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In this article printed in the Huffington Post, Catherine PearsonWomen & Parents Senior Reporter, asks our own Dr. Katherine Melzer Ross about secondary infertility — what you should not say, and perhaps more important, what you should!

Lee Rubin Collins had her first baby in the mid 1990s, and the whole experience was such a joy, she says, she and her husband immediately said, “Let’s keep doing this!” They got pregnant easily the first time around, so she was surprised when they tried and tried… and nothing happened. Ultimately, it took two years of fertility treatment, five cycles of in vitro fertilization, and one miscarriage before Collins was able to have another child, making her one of the millions of women in the United States who face secondary infertility.

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What causes secondary infertility?

There are many possible causes of secondary infertility. However, no matter the underlying cause, talking with a specialist is the best way to resolve those issues. Friends and family mean well, but sometimes their helpful “advice” is anything but helpful! Understanding infertility is the first step in knowing when it’s time to see a specialist.

If you’re trying to have a baby and would like to learn more about GENESIS Fertility New York or are ready to schedule an appointment, please call one of our New Patient Specialists at 718-283-8600

 

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