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ABC Babytalk

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Welcome to Babytalk, a podcast all about babies and their parents. We think being a parent is the most thrilling, exhausting, emotional ride of your life - and we’re here to share everything we know about doing the best you can.

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Secondary Infertility

September 5th, 2014

Episode 51 of 165 episodes

Secondary Infertility is a term that you will probably never know about unless it affects you personally. It's an expression mainly used by doctors to describe a couple not getting pregnant after already having been pregnant before. When I first heard the term I assumed it meant parents who had one child but wanted another but who were for whatever reason infertile. It does however refer to an inability to become pregnant after a single pregnancy, whether that followed through to term or not, so whatever the minutiae of the terminology it's one that holds a lot of heartache and sorrow if it remains unresolved.

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