One of the many things that makes the Zita West Assisted Fertility Programme different from traditional approaches to assisted conception is our simple, step by step approach to helping you to get pregnant. We won't recommend that you opt for IVF if there's a reasonable chance that either nature or more low level assisted fertility approaches might be worth a try first. Which is why, if you are experiencing ovulation problems, or if your partner is sometimes impotent or suffers from premature ejaculation, we may recommend trying IUI as a first step, before considering IVF.
Success rates for IUIs are lower that with IVF or ICSI (the clinical pregnancy rate of women aged 36 or less is between 15-20%) but the procedure is much quicker and less expensive and, depending on your individual circumstances, can sometimes be done without fertility drugs to boost egg production though, as you would expect, this reduces the likely success rate further.
For some couples this will be the most sensible first step.