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

Most couples are completely ignorant of infertility until they experience it or personally know someone who is experiencing infertility or has experienced it. The couple in "One More Shot" documented their lives as they started their trying-to-conceive journey as a way of reflecting and coping.

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.


I’m Princila, founder of Check Ovulation and a proud mom of two. I’m an alumna of James Lind Institute. After working in clinical jobs, my passion for writing took its toll, and I ended up switching careers to work in the medical publishing industry. I also have a passion for healthy food, which prompted me to take several online courses in nutrition and health offered by Wageningen University. (I still haven’t completed the courses thanks to my busy mommy schedule!). When I’m not writing/editing scientific and medical manuscripts or taking care of my family, I use my free time to research, learn, and write about healthy living. I have also authored a few books in the self-help niche using the pen names Princila Murrell or PN Murray. Protection Status