IUI and age

I only ovulate on clomid and my husband has low count and motility. I know at 44 I am too old for IVF but would our chances be increased using IUI and clomid instead of clomid alone? I keep reading IUI is pointless after 40. Son age 3 was ICSI at first attempt. Would you advise against IUI?

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Yes, the chance of a live birth with IVF is very low at age 44. The main problem is low egg quality which does reduce your chances significantly. We offer modified natural IVF/ICSI in these cases with low but reasonable success. It is important to know your partner's sperm quality before I would advise intrauterine insemination but the success rates of this treatment are extremely low. The most successful option is treatment using donor eggs.