Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 21, 2007 LEAGUE CITY - The first time, Kristen Marullio had barely left the hospital when she stopped to buy a pregnancy test. The previous month, she had endured needles, hormones and a trip to the operating room hoping to conceive a child. So when the phone call came later that day, on Christmas Eve 2005, she already knew what the doctor would tell her: She wasn't pregnant. "I was devastated," she said, her eyes filling up with tears at the memory. Marullio and her husband aren't alone. About 15 to 20 percent of couples trying to conceive have difficulty doing so, according to University of Texas Medical Branch statistics. But now with medical technology, women have options they didn't have before, many of which are available at the UTMB Women's Center in League City.