Secondary Infertility. What you need to Know.

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We have all heard about Infertility, but what is Secondary Infertility?

Secondary infertility refers to a person with a uterus who previously carried a pregnancy to term and had a successful live birth, but now is unable to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. At the time of writing this, Statistics Canada does not provide a differentiation between rates of primary versus secondary infertility, making it difficult to estimate the prevalence across Canada. One recent study in the Lancet found that approximately 9-12% of women who became pregnant easily the first time will experience secondary infertility.

Dr. Laura von Hagen


We are joined by Dr. Laura von Hagen, Naturopathic Doctor, to answer your questions regarding secondary infertility and what to be aware of.

What are some tips you suggest when a family is trying for the second baby?

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What to do in Early Labour

Spending some time in a warm bath during early labour is one of the first suggestions for our birth clients.

Early labour or what is sometimes termed “false labour‘ can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster for expectant parents. It is a time where many are unsure of what to do and when to head into the hospital. In Toronto, many childbirth classes say to go to the hospital when the contractions are 5 minutes apart lasting a minute for at least an hour. Others say 5 minutes apart, lasting a minute for 2 hours or 4 minutes apart for a minute lasting an hour. These guidelines can be described as the 5:1:1, 5:1:2 or 4:1:1 Rule for determining when it is time to contact your medical care provider.

Confused yet?

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