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Secondary Infertility with Dr Fakih

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9 February 2014

Last updated on 1 February 2017
Dr Fakih Clinic

Still trying for Number 2?

Most people believe that if you have one child, then you are fertile and therefore can have another in the future. But this is not always true. Many couples struggle to have a second child and this is defined as Secondary Infertility. It is very common and accounts for around 60% of infertility cases.
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What is Secondary Infertility?

Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to conceive another child successfully and naturally. When a childless couple is unable to conceive, they tend to seek treatment. However, couples who already have a child and who are affected by secondary infertility are much less likely to do that because of the misconception that once you are fertile you will always be fertile. Some medical professionals even tell their patients to just keep trying and that eventually it will happen. While this may often be the case, in many others, advice like this only adds to the frustration and heartache experienced by a couple having fertility problems.

Why does it happen?

Reasons for secondary infertility tend to be the same as reasons for primary infertility. Since the last time you were pregnant, you or your husband may have had an infection or gained some weight, affecting ovulation and sperm production. These small variances in your life can affect your reproductive health. Additionally, if it has been a few years since you last had a child, the quality or quantity of your eggs in your ovaries may have begun decreasing, or your husband's sperm has undergone some changes. Abnormalities with sperm and ejaculate are frequently cited as causes of secondary infertility. Other common explanations for secondary infertility include ovulation problems, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions and tubal obstruction, or uterine fibroids or polyps.

It is always a good idea to seek out a fertility expert if you have troubles conceiving. On the special occasion of Mother’s Day, Fakih IVF will provide free consultation Wednesday 21st March to all women who would like to experience motherhood again. Fakih IVF is considered one of the leading fertility centers in the world providing a host of fertility treatments as well as in vitro related treatments such as gender selection, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to ensure healthy babies free from any hereditary disease running in the family, repeated IVF failures, multiple miscarriages, preserving fertility in cancer patients, Natural Cycle IVF, and many more.

For more information about Fakih IVF or to book an appointment, please visit

Fertility Physicians at Fakih IVF who will be seeing patients on Mother’s Day are Dr. Michael Fakih, Dr. Amal Al Shunnar and Dr. Roya Pourghorban.

Villa 37, 65b St. – 32b St.
Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1
Tel +971 4 349 7600

Address of Fakih IVF:Dr Fakih Clinic

Villa 37, 65b St. – 32b St.
Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1
P.O. Box 72960 Dubai
Tel  +971 4 349 7600

Abu Dhabi
St. 11, Hazaa Bin Zayed The First St.
Opposite Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
P.O. Box 31453 Abu Dhabi
Tel   +971 2 44 44 107
Mob +971 56 641 9351