Words of Support and Encouragement: Secondary Infertility
Posted by: Editor on Jan 13, 2014 in News

Winter-Roses300x451Good morning! This month, during our Fertility Support Teleworkshop we are focusing on the emotional challenges of secondary infertility.  Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant or to carry a full-term pregnancy after having had one or more children without challenges before.

Many parents feel guilty for wanting another child so badly, especially if they already have more than one child. This guilt is entirely misplaced; you can absolutely love your existing child/children, but still yearn for more kids – it doesn’t have to be one or the other.

Unfortunately, couples with secondary infertility tend to receive less support from friends and family than couples who were never able to conceive. This happens because couples who already have one or more children do not have a visible loss to explain their grief, whereas couples who have no children are evidently lacking the family they wish for.

Because of this common disparity, couples often need help from professionals and/or support groups when coping with secondary infertility. We at CNY Fertility know how difficult it is to deal with what could have been and what actually is, which is why we encourage you to seek support throughout your struggles.  You are welcome at our support offerings, includin our Circle of Hope Support Group sessions.  Our Circle of Hope sessions will be:

Syracuse: Tuesday, January 14th 7:30p-8:30p

Albany:  Tuesday, January 14th 5:30p- 6:45p

Rochester:  Wednesday, January 29th 5:30p-6:30p

You are also invitied to join Lisa, our Support Coordinator, for a free Fertility Support Teleworkshop focusing on Secondary Infertility on Monday, January 20th at 6:00p.  For call information, please message Lisa Stack within your portal.  If you are not yet a client of ours, please email her directly:  For more support events happening this month, please visit our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.

Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal



If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordiator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.

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If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

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