If you already have at least one child, it won’t be difficult to get pregnant again, right? This isn’t always the case. Many couples will experience secondary infertility, the inability to successfully give birth to another child after delivering one or more children previously. The fertility specialists at the Reproductive Care Centre (RCC) in Mississauga, Ontario discuss everything you need to know about secondary infertility.

The causes for secondary infertility are similar to those of primary infertility. You and your partner may have gotten lucky the first time despite having infertility symptoms, or maybe you developed a condition since the birth of your first child. No matter the cause, our fertility doctors are here to help you conceive and bring home another baby!


  • Age
  • Weight
  • Smoking
  • Drug, alcohol, medication use
  • Low sperm count
  • Testosterone supplements
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Low ovarian reserve
  • Other uterine, tubal, or ovulation issues


Treatment for secondary infertility are the same as for those with primary infertility. RCC offers ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and egg donor treatment options to fit your family’s needs.

We encourage couples who are having trouble growing their family to contact our fertility doctors at RCC in Mississauga, Ontario within six months to a year of trying. We can help you achieve the family of your dreams!