We already have a child, but I am having problems getting pregnant again. Is there something wrong with me?

It can take a while to get pregnant the second, or third time around, even if it happened very quickly the last time. But if you are having trouble getting pregnant again, you may have secondary infertility.

Most couples (about 80%) will get pregnant within a year if they have regular sex and don’t use contraception. But women become less fertile as they get older. If the woman hasn’t been pregnant before, it’s known as primary infertility, but if she has, it’s known as secondary infertility.

Secondary infertility is surprisingly common and those who already have a baby are more likely to experience fertility issues than those trying for the first time.

If you have been trying to conceive for more than one year it may be time to think about taking a fertility test, or to see you GP. We offer a range of checks which can help our fertility professionals assess your health and offer you personalised advice.