Where to Buy At-Home Fertility Tests in Saudi Arabia

You can track ovulation by using an ovulation predictor kit or fertility monitor. These fertility tools take the guess work out of timing intercourse to help you determine when you are most fertile and, consequently, help maximize your chances of getting pregnant.

However, when I was working in the clinical setting, I noticed that many women had little knowledge of the existence of these tests. Most of the women who knew about at-home fertility tests were not sure about where to purchase them.

Some suggested getting them from malls or pharmacies, but most did not know they could purchase these tests at a bargain price online.

This post will describe top places where you can buy at-home fertility tests in Saudi.

Top Places to Buy At-Home Fertility Tests in Saudi Arabia

Have you ever tried looking for an ovulation test in a Saudi pharmacy? Did you find brands like First Response, Wondfo, or Clinical Guard?

I have never found any of these brands, even in the popular Al Nadhi Pharmacies. I have never seen an advert for any of these brands here in Saudi Arabia. Although I suspect they must have local brands that manufacture these tests, I have never heard anyone mention them.

Nevertheless, I have seen Geratherm Ovu Control ads in the streets (to my greatest surprise!). So, if you’re hunting for an at-home fertility test and you live in Saudi Arabia, here are some top places where you can start searching.

Local Pharmacies

Geratherm Ovu Control at Local Saudi PharmacyIf you are looking for cheap ovulation tests, this might not be the best place to start.

You should also be aware that most local pharmacies do not carry many brands, so you might be in for a disappointment if you go to a pharmacy looking for your favorite ovulation test brand.

There are at most two brands that I’ve seen at any local pharmacy in Jeddah: Geratherm Ovu Control and Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test.

These tests cost more than SAR 200; Geratherm Ovu Control cost SAR 250 at MV Pharmacy. I checked an Al Nahdi pharmacy, but they didn’t have any at home-fertility tests at the time of my visit.

I have never found an at-home fertility test in a mall. Sure, they do sell some over-the-counter drugs that you’ll find at local pharmacies, such as Panadol and Panadol Extra, but you won’t find them selling at-home fertility or pregnancy tests.

If you know of any store(s) that sell(s) these products, please leave a comment below. (Thank you!).

Online Retailers

One of the advantages of buying online is that you have a variety of brands to choose from. However, one of the downsides is that you have to pay for shipping.

We’ll look at some stores that offer free shipping within Saudi Arabia. We’ll also look at those that require customers to pay for shipping.

Souq

Souq.com is one of the largest online retailers in the Middle East. You can buy an at-home fertility test and pay a minimal or no fee for shipping, depending on the merchant.

Here are some brands that you can find on Souq.com:

Desertcart

Desertcart selling ovulation tests in Saudi Arabia

Desertcart​​​

Desertcart ships from the United Arab Emirates, which means you won’t be paying a lot for shipping. In fact, delivery is free for orders over SAR 250.

They ship products to the following Gulf countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. You can fully track delivery anywhere in Saudi Arabia, and their items are covered by their 14-day returns policy.

This is by far my go to online merchant for ovulation test kits. The shipping costs are acceptable and they deliver products within acceptable timeframes. I usually pay about SAR 25 for shipping and receive the product within two weeks of placing my order.

Here are some of their popular brands:

  • e.p.t Ovulation Predictor Test Strips
  • Wondfo Ovulation Test
  • Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test
  • I-Know Ovulation Kit
  • Innovita Ovulation Kit
  • Pregaplan Ovulation Test

Amazon

This ecommerce giant also owns Souq.com, mentioned previously. Contrary to Souq.com, most of the sellers ship from the United States, which means you’ll be paying more for shipping if you buy from Amazon instead of their Middle East platform Souq.

All the at-home fertility tests reviewed on this website can be found on Amazon.

Ubuy

This ecommerce website sells a variety of ovulation products from many US brands. The company is based in Kuwait but has branches in other locations, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt. This means some products have none or low shipping costs.

Also, Ubuy ships products 3 to 6 business days after the order is placed, and customers receive them within at least 10 days after placing their order.

However, there’s a little catch with this ecommerce merchant. If you’re buying from their US store, you should expect high shipping costs (especially when you purchase only one item).

You can choose to buy from their Kuwait store, but you’re surely not going to find the brand that you want. I had tried ordering the PREGMATE ovulation test kit from their Kuwait store, but it wasn’t listed there. However, it was available on the their US store.

Here’s a list of some at-home fertility tests that you can find on Ubuy (mostly on their US store):

  • Wondfo Ovulation Test
  • Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test
  • Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test
  • Easy@Home Ovulation Test
  • PREGMATE Ovulation Test
  • iProven Ovulation Predictor Kit
  • Mom Med Ovulation Test
  • Checkurate Ovulation Test
  • Femometer Ovulation Test
  • ClinicalGuard Ovulation Test
  • Aicare Ovulation Test
  • AFAC Ovulation Test SticksKit
  • Maybe Baby At-Home Reusable Saliva Ovulation Tester
  • First Response Ovulation Test
  • CHOICEMMED Ovulation Test Strips
  • Equate Early Ovulation Test
  • EZ Level Ovulation Test Strips
  • OvaCue Fertility Monitor
  • KNOWHEN Advanced Ovulation Test Kit
  • Premom Semi-Quantitative Ovulation Test Strips
  • One Step Ovulation Test
  • Promatris Ovulation Test Strips, etc

Why You Should Consider Using an At-Home Fertility Test and When to Start Testing

Our bodies are different. While some women know when they ovulate each month, some cannot tell when ovulation occurs. This is common in women with irregular or very long cycles.

Most couples without any underlying health problems conceive within three months of trying. Others might take longer (up to one year). However, by knowing your fertile window, you can improve your chances of getting pregnant.

Ovulation predictor kits detect the surge in luteinizing hormone 12 to 36 hour before ovulation occurs. If you’ve been trying to conceive for a few months without success, it might be worth tracking your basal body temperature (BBT) with a BBT thermometer to determine whether you are ovulating.

You can record your data manually using a BBT chart or automatically by using a BBT thermometer that syncs with an app. You can then use the data to determine when you ovulate during your cycle.

The data can also help you know when to start using an ovulation predictor test. This is important because some tests come with about a week’s worth of tests. So, you might run out of test strips/sticks if you start testing too early.

Editor’s tip: Start testing when you have fertile-quality cervical mucus.

Should You Buy an Ovulation Predictor Kit or a Fertility Monitor Device?

This is totally subjective. Some women prefer Internet cheapies such as the Wondfo ovulation tests for financial reasons. If your cycles are lengthy and money is a bit of an issue, you can buy the Wondfo ovulation test, which comes in packs of 50 and 100.

However, some women have complained that it is sometimes confusing to read the lines on ovulation test strips, so they prefer digital ovulation tests. The later are more expensive and usually come in packs of 7, 10, or 20. It can become very expensive to use them if your cycles are very long.

Some ovulation predictor tests such as Fertile Focus Ovulation Test are reusable and you should consider using them if you’re on a tight budget.

To cut down on cost, some women start using Wondfo ovulation tests, then switch to the more expensive digital tests when the test line starts getting darker.

Fertility monitor devices like the Clearblue Fertility Monitor, Ava Bracelet, Lady-Comp, Bellabeat Leaf, or OvaCue are more sophisticated and expensive. You can buy any of these if you have the budget.

Should You Buy an At-Home Fertility Test for Use As a Contraceptive?

Manufacturers of at-home fertility tests do not recommend that women use these tests as a means of tracking ovulation to avoid pregnancy.

You would still need to use other contraceptive methods because ovulation tests only identify your luteinizing hormone surge 12 to 36 hours before ovulation, and sperm can survive in the female genital tract up to 3 to 5 days.

What this means is that you can get pregnant if you have intercourse before an ovulation test detects your luteinizing hormone surge.

Princila M
 

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