Here is the weird part. I would assume that if a clinic has a really good DE success rate, they should also have a really good IVF success rate or vice versa. However, the clinic I'm in love with in San Diego, while it has an over 80% success rate in DE (waaay higher than my local clinic). However, it has a slightly lower success rate with regular IVF than the local clinic.
Hmmmm. In the process of writing that paragraph, I just answered my own question. I know for a fact that the San Diego clinic doesn't turn down anyone whereas the local clinic has a reputation for not offering IVF to people whom they don't think it will work.
That could explain the differences in regular IVF rates. I still think the differences in DE rates have to do with lab skill and donor pool.
Well, dang. I thought I'd found a real conundrum to blog about and really, I'm just wasting time.