Lilbabysteps - apparently if we wanted to do iui we would have to go on a waiting list due to the shortage of sperm and a change in legislation regarding overseas donors. Qfg did not want to waste resources with a lesser method of getting pregnant i suppose. We didn't want to sit around waiting so paid the big dollars. Ivf has a higher chance of falling pregnant. And we went with an overseas donor. I'm glad we went down the ivf path because I got a good amount of embryos and all my children will be biologically related whether the children are born from me or my partner.