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Documentary Chronicles Lesbian Couple's Struggle with Infertility

When Lexy Casano-Antonellis wanted to become a mother, she had no idea just how hard it would be.

"I want to have a kid more than I've ever wanted anything else in the whole world," says Lexy in the documentary Romeo, Romeo, about her and wife Jessica Casano-Antonellis's struggle with infertility.

The Vimeo on Demand documentary, directed by Lizzie Gottlieb, chronicles the challenges that come with trying to conceive—from the enormous financial commitment, to the physical toll it takes on a woman's body, to the emotional ups and downs that happen every time New Yorkers Lexy and Jessica break out a new pregnancy test.

Even after multiple doctor visits, various injections from anonymous donors, bank-account woes and marital frustrations, the couple continues to try despite getting hit repeatedly with bad news.

But the film also offers hope.

Over New Year's 2010, the couple decides to make a new plan and ditch the whole "anonymous" idea, going to San Francisco to meet a friend who's said he'll donate.

SPOILER ALERT: We don't want to give anything away, but let's just say things go well.

While the two definitely had their obstacles, Jessica advises women trying to conceive to stay positive.

"Believe it will happen and stay open to your options!" Jessica said in an email interview. "Also, for those having to go through expensive treatments like IVF, there is financial aid out there, so make sure to do your research."

Romeo, Romeo - Trailer from FilmBuff on Vimeo.

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