One in three women who have their first baby through infertility treatment, become pregnant again naturally within two years of their first birth, a new study from Australia & New Zealand has found.
A Monash University study, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was the first to examine the rates of unexpected conception in Australian women who had a first child through assisted reproductive technology (i.e. IVF).
The study of 236 women who had a baby through assisted reproductive treatments found 33 percent of them conceived a second child naturally within two years of their first birth.
Women whose infertility was initially diagnosed as 'unexplained' were more than twice as likely as others with a specific infertility diagnosis to become pregnant naturally.
To me, these findings make perfect sense, especially the 'unexplained' infertility, which 9 times out of 10 within the explanations of traditional Chinese medicine has a huge emotional component. Once the women have finally started their family, the pressure lifts, deep internal blockage is removed, and life just flows a little more smoothly from there forward. We call it 'coursing the Liver and rectifying the Qi!'