Journey to Pregnancy

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The Doctors are following three couples who each are struggling with infertility on their journey to try to get pregnant.

Endocrinologist Dr. John Jain explains that when there's a fertility issue, more than two-thirds of couples eventually get pregnant.

"It's about getting good education early in the process and asking the right questions," he says.

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says The Doctors will focus on the emotional strain in additional to the process of trying to get pregnant. 

"That emotional toll can wreak havoc, not only on the relationship, but in some cases, the potential to get pregnant," he says.

“It’s about a baby. It’s about building a family," Dr. Jain says. "It’s very much at the core of our human existence.”

Alexis and Gabe

Alexis and Gabe have been trying to get pregnant since they got married two years ago. Doctors have told Alexis, who is 32, that she has "unexplained infertility."  She has had five rounds of Clomid, which is an oral medication that stimulates hormone production,  one insemination and  two rounds of in-vitro fertilization, a procedure in which an egg and sperm are combined in a lab and then transferred to the uterus. Alexis has had two miscarriages.

Read Alexis' blog, What the Fertility.

Lindsley and Jonathan

Lindsley was 41 when she got married four years ago. She and Jonathan have been trying to get pregnant since then. They have had three embryo transfers from an egg donor, with one not working, one ending in a chemical pregnancy and the other ending in a miscarriage.

Sunsarae and Eric

Sunsarae has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a hormone imbalance that prohibits egg follicles from ovulating. It is one of the most treatable forms of infertility, according to Dr. Jain.

Learn more about PCOS.