Daily Health Tips: Why Can’t I Get Pregnant After Having My First Baby?

Q: Please Dr Ketch, I delivered through C /S. Can this delay conception again?
A situation in which a woman who has had a baby before finds it difficult to have another baby, is called secondary infertility. The post below speaks to more of this.


Q: Dr. I am a lady of 28 years. After my 1st child I began to experience irregular flow. My baby will be 3 years old by March 27 this year I can’t get pregnant

A: Madam, I empathize with you. I had a similar experience following the birth of my first child. It took 3 years too, before I got pregnant again. So, I truly understand your fears and concerns.
Secondary infertility is very common, but not often talked about. Even when women present themselves to the hospital, they don’t come out straight to let the doctor know what actually brought them to hospital, and rather list a series of symptoms most often, unconnected to their primary (main) concerns. Secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant, or carry a pregnancy to term following the birth of one or more children. There however has to be frequent (at least…

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