Dr. Thornton's Blog

Single Embryo Transfer

With the evolution of new and advanced techniques of in vitro fertilization (IVF) resulting in improved embryo implantation and birth rates, there has been a substantial increase in the rate of multiple births. 

Causes of Male Infertility

You may be unaware that in 60% of cases a male factor contributes to infertility. That’s why it makes sense to evaluate the man as well as the woman when a couple is facing infertility. This post discusses the evaluation of male fertility as well as some of the physiological and lifestyle factors associated with it.

An Alternative Approach to Parenthood

A gestational carrier (GC), also called a gestational surrogate, is a woman who carries and delivers a child for another couple or person (intended parent[s]). 

Pregnancy and Exercise 

An increasing amount of research is coming to the forefront showing the relationship between exercise and the health of expecting mothers and their baby. 

Ovarian Reserve Testing

A woman’s age is one of the most important factors affecting whether she is able to conceive and give birth to a healthy child. This is due to several changes that are a natural part of aging. The number and quality of eggs (ovarian reserve) decreases naturally and progressively from the time a woman is born until the time she reaches menopause. Read More...

The Biological Clock

It’s become increasingly common for women to put off having children in order to focus on their careers, become financially secure and find the right person. So much so that now women in the U.S. delay having a baby for longer than women in any other country. And with media coverage of celebrities giving birth for the first time in their 40s, it’s easy to see why many women believe they have all the time in the world.  Read more...

Age and Fertility

More and more women are delaying having children in order to focus on their careers, becoming financially secure and finding the right person. In fact, now women in the US delay having a baby for longer than women in any other country. Read more...