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  • October 31, 2018Oct 31, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

A Time to Give: Adoption/Fostering

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  • July 25, 2018Jul 25, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

6 Ways to Make the 2 Week Wait More Bearable

The  two-week  wait  between  ovulation  and  your  expected  period  can  seem  like  the  perfect  storm  of  anxiety,  impatience  and  so  many  what-ifs.  What if the cycle doesn’t work?  Can I bear to  go  through  this  again?  What  if  I  am  pregnant!...When  you’re  in  the  two  week  wait,  it  seems  to  go  on  forever...  Luckily, we’re  here  to  help!    The CT Fertility Team in Trumbull, CT offers  some  pointers  to  get  you  through  this  wait  as  peacefully  as  possible.

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  • July 24, 2018Jul 24, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

IVF Process for Gay Men

Making the decision to start a family can be highly emotional, and for gay men, the path to fatherhood requires serious planning, beginning with the process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This is a lot less stressful when you have the information you need, as well as a top-notch medical team.

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  • July 19, 2018Jul 19, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

Transgender Family Building – Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is an option for transgender people who are interested in medically transitioning to affirm their gender. In this situation it is important for people to understand that they can optimize their family building options before they begin their transition.

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  • July 10, 2018Jul 10, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

IVF and TTC Summer Reading List 

It’s  officially  summer!    For  so  many  of  us  that  means  longer  days,  dining  al  fresco,  lightening  bugs  and  VACAY.    As  we  take  long  weekends  or  get  out  of  town  for  an  extended  break,  relaxing  on  a  beach  or  by  the  pool  with  a  cool  drink  and  a  great  book  stirs  up  images  of  the  perfect  summer  scenario.   

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  • June 26, 2018Jun 26, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Lifestyle Changes Men Can Make to Boost Fertility

Male sperm has been personified in pop culture throughout the years from sperm Halloween costumes (complete with a swimming cap) to talking sperm swimming a race in the opening scene of the 1990’s era-defining Rom-Com “Look Who’s Talking”. Yet, for couples and gay men struggling with infertility, the topic of sperm and semen is anything by comical. 

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  • June 22, 2018Jun 22, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Gays With Kids Article: The Ongoing Gay Legacy of CT Fertility

Here's a shocker: it turns out us gay dudes don't know diddly about the female reproductive system. That will change pretty rapidly, though, if you step foot inside the offices of CT Fertility.

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  • June 22, 2018Jun 22, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

Improving Male Infertility: 5 Ways to Get Started

Gentlemen!    Are you planning  to  start  a  family  soon?  Have you ever  considered  your  fertility  health? 

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  • June 13, 2018Jun 13, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Egg Freezing: Thawing the Top 5 Myths

Contrary to popular belief, egg freezing isn’t just a backup plan or insurance policy for your fertility. There are many misconceptions about this fertility preservation option that Dr. Melvin Thornton of CT Fertility hears all the time. So he’s dispelling 5 more myths about egg freezing!

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  • June 6, 2018Jun 6, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

Alternative Approach to Becoming a Parent

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  • May 29, 2018May 29, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

CT Fertility continues to support Men Having Babies Florida / Latin America - 2018 Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference

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  • May 23, 2018May 23, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Must Ask Questions for Your First Fertility Specialist Appointment

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  • May 16, 2018May 16, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Fact or Fiction: Egg Freezing

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  • May 10, 2018May 10, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Zika Season

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  • May 3, 2018May 3, 2018
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy

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  • April 25, 2018Apr 25, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

CT Fertility Will Be At The Center’s THE LGBTQ FAMILY BUILDING EXPO on May 5, 2018

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  • April 24, 2018Apr 24, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

The Cost of Becoming Gay Dads

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  • April 19, 2018Apr 19, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

How to Have The Talk – a guide to the infertility conversation.

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  • April 18, 2018Apr 18, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Frequently Asked Questions: Surrogacy

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  • April 11, 2018Apr 11, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

Show You #HAVEAHEART

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  • April 10, 2018Apr 10, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

An Alternative Approach to Parenthood

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  • March 27, 2018Mar 27, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Men Having Babies Midwest – 2018 Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo Chicago, April 14-15, 2018

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  • March 23, 2018Mar 23, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Principal Considerations in Selecting an Egg Donor

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  • March 21, 2018Mar 21, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

The Infertility Community: High Profile IVF

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  • March 20, 2018Mar 20, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Steps for a Gay Man to Build a Family

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  • March 15, 2018Mar 15, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Learn, Laugh, Live: Top Resources for Living Well with Endometriosis

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  • March 13, 2018Mar 13, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Exploring Surrogacy to Build Your Family

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  • March 2, 2018Mar 2, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

The Men Having Babies SOUTH Surrogacy Conference & Expo is coming to Austin, featuring surrogacy parenting options in both the USA and Canada, March 3rd and March 4th, 2018.

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  • February 27, 2018Feb 27, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

The Ultimate TTC Gift Guide

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  • February 20, 2018Feb 20, 2018
  • Surrogacy, Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Why Same-Sex Couples Choose Surrogacy Over Adoption

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  • February 14, 2018Feb 14, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

Galentine’s Day: Tips On How to Help An Infertile Friend

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  • January 30, 2018Jan 30, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By schristiano

Flipping the Script on Infertility

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  • January 23, 2018Jan 23, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Third-Party Reproduction An Alternative Approach to Parenthood

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  • January 19, 2018Jan 19, 2018
  • Surrogacy
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Surrogacy Health Insurance

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  • January 18, 2018Jan 18, 2018
  • Uncategorized
  • By Michele Faust, RN, BSN

Infertility Awareness: #NewYearNewView

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  • January 9, 2018Jan 9, 2018
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

The San Francisco Surrogacy Conference & Expo by Men Having Babies and Our Family Coalition, January 14-15, 2017

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  • December 19, 2017Dec 19, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

5 Fertility Support Tips for the Holidays & Beyond

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  • December 19, 2017Dec 19, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

Give the Greatest Gift: Parenthood – Egg Donation & Surrogacy for Gay Men

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  • December 14, 2017Dec 14, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Fertility Boosters: Lifestyle Changes That Make a Difference

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  • December 7, 2017Dec 7, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

Modern & Non-Traditional Pathways To Parenthood

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  • November 27, 2017Nov 27, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Gay Men: What to Tell Your Kids about the Egg Donor

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  • November 20, 2017Nov 20, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Formerly Fertile: How to Copy with Secondary Infertility

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  • November 16, 2017Nov 16, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Male Infertility: How to Help If Your Guy is Diagnosed

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  • November 13, 2017Nov 13, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

CT Fertility continues as Gold Sponsor for the 13th Annual Men Having Babies (MHBs) in New York, New York

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  • November 9, 2017Nov 9, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

A Time to Give: Adoption/Fostering

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  • November 8, 2017Nov 8, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Why Is It Important To Have A Legal Contract When Doing Surrogacy?

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  • November 3, 2017Nov 3, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

TTC Friendsgiving (the break you deserve)

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  • October 30, 2017Oct 30, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Family Building For Lesbian Women

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  • October 26, 2017Oct 26, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Tips for Insurance Open Enrollment

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  • October 24, 2017Oct 24, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

Gay Men: How to Have a Biological Child

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  • October 19, 2017Oct 19, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Top Tips to Make IVF More Affordable

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  • October 17, 2017Oct 17, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Transgender Family Building - Fertility Preservation

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  • October 12, 2017Oct 12, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Sober October – Alcohol and Fertility

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  • October 10, 2017Oct 10, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Fertility Preservation for Breast Cancer

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  • October 2, 2017Oct 2, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

How PCOS Can Impact the Fertility of Gay Women

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  • September 28, 2017Sep 28, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

5 Ways to Feel Supported If You Have PCOS

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  • September 26, 2017Sep 26, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Fall Equinox Detox for Fertility

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  • September 25, 2017Sep 25, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

How Does PCOS Affect My Fertility?

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  • September 14, 2017Sep 14, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

The Importance of Ovarian Reserve Testing

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  • September 5, 2017Sep 5, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Intercourse During Fertility Treatment

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  • August 24, 2017Aug 24, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

10 Ways to Make the Two-Week Wait More Bearable

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  • August 17, 2017Aug 17, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Questions To Ask During Your First Consultation with a Fertility Specialist

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  • August 15, 2017Aug 15, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Beat the Heat with These Summer Exercises

  • August 14, 2017Aug 14, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

QUIZ: How Should You Celebrate Romance Awareness Month

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  • August 10, 2017Aug 10, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

7 Ways To Relax Throughout IVF Treatments

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  • August 4, 2017Aug 4, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Fresh vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer… Shattering the Ice Ceiling

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  • August 4, 2017Aug 4, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

Family Building Options

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  • August 3, 2017Aug 3, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

What To Do If You’re Struggling to Stay Optimistic during Infertility Treatments

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  • July 28, 2017Jul 28, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Paying for Fertility: Tips to Save Money in the Summer Months

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  • July 27, 2017Jul 27, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Female and Male Fertility Supplements

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  • July 25, 2017Jul 25, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Zika Season

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  • July 21, 2017Jul 21, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

The Prescription for Traveling with Fertility Medication

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  • July 18, 2017Jul 18, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Coping With Infertility When Around Children in the Summertime

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  • June 22, 2017Jun 22, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

The Importance of Sleep for Male Fertility

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  • June 15, 2017Jun 15, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Having a Baby As A Single Father, What Are My Options?

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  • June 9, 2017Jun 9, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Egg Freezing: Thawing the Top 5 Myths

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  • June 9, 2017Jun 9, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Endometriosis or Something Else? 5 Signs to Watch For

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  • June 9, 2017Jun 9, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Telling It Like It Is: 5 Infertility Bloggers to Make You Nod, Laugh & Hope

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  • June 9, 2017Jun 9, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Prevention and Treatments for Male Infertility

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  • June 6, 2017Jun 6, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Prioritize Sleep for Better Health & Fertility

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  • June 2, 2017Jun 2, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Fertility Test

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  • May 25, 2017May 25, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Egg Donation: The 411 on Donating, Receiving and the Process

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  • May 18, 2017May 18, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Egg Freezing: Thawing the Top 5 Myths

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  • February 20, 2017Feb 20, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

New Ideas for Date Night: Escaping the Schedule

The best part? You don’t even have to leave Connecticut or spend a lot of money to show your partner how much you love them.

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  • February 16, 2017Feb 16, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Single Embryo Transfer

The key facts, recent developments and success rates of this popular treatment.

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  • February 13, 2017Feb 13, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By CT Fertility Team

Frequently Asked Questions: Surrogacy

For many who dream of building a family, surrogacy is a necessary step. Our reproductive specialists explain everything you need to know.

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  • February 9, 2017Feb 9, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Causes of Male Infertility

Evaluating & Treating Male Fertility Issues/

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  • February 2, 2017Feb 2, 2017
  • Surrogacy
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

An Alternative Approach to Parenthood

Is a Gestational Carrier Right for You?

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  • February 2, 2017Feb 2, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By CT Fertility Team

Modern & Non-Traditional Pathways To Parenthood

Learn more about popular options for modern parenting.

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  • January 26, 2017Jan 26, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Pregnancy and Exercise

Learn more about benefits of exercise while you are expecting.

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  • January 19, 2017Jan 19, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Ovarian Reserve Testing

Learn more about this test to identify those individuals who are at risk of decreased or diminished ovarian reserve.

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  • January 12, 2017Jan 12, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

The Biological Clock

Tick Tock: The Biological Clock Isn’t a Myth.

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  • January 5, 2017Jan 5, 2017
  • Uncategorized
  • By Melvin Thornton, MD

Age and Fertility

Female fertility is affected by age.