At least you already have a child: the pain of secondary infertility – Telegraph.co.uk

One friend said I was obviously quite a tenacious person - so if Id really wanted another baby, she was sure Id have made it happen.

Another asked if I ever felt selfish for not going through fertility treatment so my daughter could have a sibling.

The truth was far more complex and painful.

Unlike Amy Schumer, I chose not to have fertility treatment - mainly because we didnt have the money at the time, but also because I wasnt sure if I could deal with the heartbreak.

My daughter - who was conceived after fertility problems and a miscarriage - was born three months prematurely. Afterwards, I had a retained placenta - a potentially life threatening condition where the afterbirth does not come away from the womb - which required surgical intervention. Shortly afterwards, I experienced an ectopic pregnancy.

Doctors said the damage left by these two incidents was likely to be the cause of my secondary infertility, and even if they could repair some of the damage, and I was able to become pregnant, I might not be able to carry a baby to term.

Id already delivered one baby early. She spent the first three months of her life in intensive care. I wasnt sure I could go through it again. So I decided to let nature take its course (while secretly hoping for a miracle).

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At least you already have a child: the pain of secondary infertility - Telegraph.co.uk

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