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Most IVF Clinics don’t really look forward to treating older women; as a matter of fact, many will also refuse to treat them citing some other reasons. They primarily do this to keep their success rates at high levels. Older women tend to have fewer eggs and the quality of the eggs may not be very good either. This significantly reduces the chances of success and impacts the success rates of the clinic as well.
Some clinics also advice older women (over 40 years of age) to opt for donor eggs , regardless of what their ovarian reserve is, For most clinics, their dream patient is a young woman who has good ovarian reserve ; It’s because, with these women, the success rates are very high. It’s great for the clinic's statistics and their league table rankings!
The challenging patients
At the Malpani Infertility Clinic we have always liked to do things our way. We prefer treating older women primarily because they are challenging patients. After years of treating scores of patients and gaining so much of expertise and experience, we look forward to tackling difficult problems.
It’s not very difficult for an IVF clinic to get a younger patient pregnant; however, treating older women is altogether a different ball game. There is a lot of careful monitoring involved in their treatment and they need much more personalized attention as well. We take a lot of pride in providing our patients this and more. Since we don’t have any assistants, the care we provide is very hands-on. Every patient gets a lot of personalized attention. It’s also why we have such high success rates, compared to other clinics. This is as true with our older patients as it is with the younger ones.
Mature and well-informed patients
We find it much more enjoyable to treat these women as they are more mature. They have a broader view of life and a better understanding of it too, as they have experienced a lot. In most cases, they have also failed IVF cycles at some other clinic and are also very well-informed about what is involved in the treatment.
Most have done their homework and very importantly, they also appreciate the efforts we put into providing them the best treatment. They know what the odds of IVF success are and they don’t harbor any unrealistic expectations of the treatment. They are grateful that we work very hard to give them their best chance of having a baby.
Most IVF Clinics don’t really look forward to treating older women; as a matter of fact, many will also refuse to treat them citing some other reasons. They primarily do this to keep their success rates at high levels. At the Malpani Infertility Clinic we have always liked to do things our way. We prefer treating older women primarily because they are challenging patients; and we look forward to tackling difficult problems.
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