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Old 14.03.2019, 12:20
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Re: where to buy cheap pregnancy test?

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Assuming you're trying to start a family, and not in an "Oh $hit, the condom broke, am I pregnant?!" kind of emergency where you need a pregnancy test right away, the cheapest option is to import them.
You do realize the impregnation is not instant and it even takes some time after fertilization of the egg that a pregnancy test will be positive? The best thing in such a case is not a pregnancy test but a morning after pill which only works if you are not pregnant yet, as the pill prevents ovulation.

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Just to put it into perspective, if you're actively trying to start a family and using ovulation tests as well as pregnancy tests, it's the cost of a pizza.
Ovulation test I can understand, but why so many pregnancy tests per month? Keep doing the most beautiful thing in the world and test maybe twice a month at the time you expect the next period.
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Old 14.03.2019, 16:25
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You do realize the impregnation is not instant and it even takes some time after fertilization of the egg that a pregnancy test will be positive? The best thing in such a case is not a pregnancy test but a morning after pill which only works if you are not pregnant yet, as the pill prevents ovulation.
Yes, I understand that. But I also know that someone who suspects that they might be (unexpectedly) pregnant may want to know as soon as possible after a missed period if they're pregnant. They may want to buy a test THAT DAY and not wait a day or two for the mail order to come.


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Ovulation test I can understand, but why so many pregnancy tests per month? Keep doing the most beautiful thing in the world and test maybe twice a month at the time you expect the next period.
Let's assume you get lucky and get pregnant within 12 months. Buy two pregnancy tests a month at Swiss prices, and you've got CHF480- in tests. Buy the strips off eBay, and you've got the same tests for CHF3-.

I know we like to throw money away in Switzerland, but that seems a little silly.
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Old 14.03.2019, 16:45
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I guess after about 3 months you can cancel the order.
You can always keep them in reserve for the next time. There will always be the next time. Moreover, during all those months you can still have a lot of pleasure body only can take.

P.S. Oh why am I stating the obvious?
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Old 14.03.2019, 16:49
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...... Buy the strips off eBay, and you've got the same tests for CHF3-.
Are those the second hand ones?
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Old 14.03.2019, 16:52
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Are those the second hand ones?
Looking just like new. Hardly ever used. Maybe only once or twice
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Re: where to buy cheap pregnancy test?

In Germany the tests would be cheaper.
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Old 15.03.2019, 11:03
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...someone who suspects that they might be (unexpectedly) pregnant may want to know as soon as possible after a missed period if they're pregnant.

Let's assume you get lucky and get pregnant within 12 months. Buy two pregnancy tests a month at Swiss prices, and you've got CHF480- in tests.
That doesn't follow. You only do a test after missing a period. Not every month. Also, you stop with the tests after confirmation. How many many non-menopausal, non-pregnant women miss a period (or are late) every month? OK, if you're highly irregular... but that's not massively common.

If you can't wait a few days, order a couple of tests through the post just after you've had your period - in preparation for the possibly missing the next one.
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Re: where to buy cheap pregnancy test?

http://www.babytest.de/
They sell in bulk and ship to CH (they also sell on Ricardo.ch)
Edit: they also sell ovulation tests which are used either to help with a pregnancy or to prevent it (together with basal body temperature method - https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw202058. )

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Old 15.03.2019, 11:36
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In Germany the tests would be cheaper.

So is the sex
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Old 15.03.2019, 12:56
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So is the sex
Is anyone implying that there is a connection between unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy?

It’s one of those candidate topics for Friday Thread indeed ...
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Old 15.03.2019, 13:12
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Is anyone implying that there is a connection between unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy?
Yes. And there's connection between unprotected sex and starting to ooze in delicate places.
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Old 15.03.2019, 13:26
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In Germany the tests would be cheaper.
Perhaps, but who wants to have sex with Germans?

Tom

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Perhaps, but wants to have sex with Germans?

Tom
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Perhaps, but wants to have sex with Germans?

Tom
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Yes. And there's connection between unprotected sex and starting to ooze in delicate places.
It used to be called promiscuity.
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Re: where to buy cheap pregnancy test?

If you buy a cheap pregnancy test, it might be just arrived later
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