Living with Infertility: “One More Shot”
Couples who know what it feels like to live with infertility understand how challenging it can be to navigate the emotional journey toward living a happy life without children. Those who are just starting off with intrauterine insemination (IUI), Clomid injections, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or frozen embryo transfer, just to name a few, still hope that “it will work this time around.”
Unfortunately, it is not always the case, and many couples will keep trying, hoping and praying. After everything, there’s always hope as long as we’re alive.
I come from a family where at least three female relatives and their spouses are struggling with infertility. If you haven’t experienced it, you can’t imagine the heartbreak of a couple when they lose more pregnancies after a failed IUI or IVF. The emotional strain is enormous and without a social support system, it is hard to go through without thinking you’ll lose your mind.
If there’s one video that I usually recommend to couples struggling with infertility, it is One More Shot. You can view the official trailer of the movie below to learn this couple and how they cope with infertility.
One More Shot
The documentary “One More Shot” chronicles the journey of a couple struggling with infertility. This brave couple share their infertility journey with the world in a story told from the first person point of view.
The documentary addresses questions about current available options for infertile couples, how to go about choosing the right option as well as the costs and risks involved. It also addresses issues related to health education and how to cope as a couple struggling with infertility.
The couple in this documentary were both in their early 30’s and in good health. Their documentary follows them from their first appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist through several medical procedures, including laparoscopic surgeries, IUI, IVF, and third party reproduction. The couple come out as open and honest as they share their experience and the relational impact infertility has on a couple and a family.