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Do you have the book, "The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth" ??? If not, you simply MUST get your hands on it. It is seriously helpful and so very informative.
In this book, it says that IUI combined with fresh sperm has not yet been conclusively shown to increase the chances of pregnancy. IUI is tricky because you have to get the timing SO right on, since sperm (fresh or frozen) only lives about 8 hours once it gets inside the uterus. Even if you do decide to do IUI, you should also do at least one regular vaginal insemination per month.
If I were you, I would try at least a couple months at home before considering IUI. I would also make sure before you start trying that your wife is ovulating and that her luteal phase is long enough and that her progesterone levels look good. Oh, and definitely have the sperm tested, especially if you're not successful in the first three cycles.
When are you planning to start trying?
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.