Families: Lonely...With An Only

Couples who can conceive only one child have trouble finding emotional support

After an easy first pregnancy with Sabrina, now 4, April and Richard Simanoff of Huntington, N.Y., were mystified and heartbroken when their attempts to have a second child brought nothing but grief. Since 1999, April, 34, a homemaker, has had five miscarriages. Countless medical tests have found no definitive cause. This unexplained secondary infertility--as the inability to conceive or bear a second child is known--has propelled the Simanoffs onto an emotional roller coaster. They say they feel guilt over not being able to give Sabrina a sibling, anger when people ask when they're going to have their next child and, most...

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