Hi AandS! We had our appointment yesterday and discussed a lot. It seems that using the clinic seems to be the way to go. The amount of time spent on making sure that the timing is spot on and that you will have the best shot outweighs home insemination for us. We thought it would be nice to so but the cost of unknown donor sperm is high and the chance of a positive result in a few attempts is slim so it is extremely likely we would end up spending more trying that way and it would also take more an emotional toll.
There is no guarantee that IVF will work in the first few goes but if that is the case then it basically means we would have had an even harder time the more "natural" way.
I know there are exceptions to this and for some it may work quickly but we just can't afford to risk it and spend too much of a budget trying that way only to find that we then need to resort to IVF anyway.
Hope this helps! Let me know how you go!