IUI upper BMI limit

Hi I am 34 years of age and in a same sex relationship. I have lost 3 stone and am working towards a bmi approx 16 pounds away!! What is the bmi limit for iui? Do you consider patients for iui with a limit over 35? And can you do iui whilst going through the initial screening tests for ivf ?

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Well done for losing so much weight.  This will have a very positive effect on your fertility and health if you conceive.  We have an upper limit of 35 for IVF and IUI.  

The decision to do IUI or IVF is individualised based on your age, medical history and ovarian reserve.  Your Fertility Doctor will be able to advise you.  Our patients would normally decide one course of treatment.  Screening tests do not take very long so you could proceed with IVF without delay as long as everything is in order.