Many women dream of becoming mothers. The first sign of pregnancy is missing your period. Although there are many commercially available kits, women have used homemade kits for years. Many of them are based upon folk remedies. These can be very effective as they detect the levels of HCG (human-chorionic gonadotropin) in the urine.
Thanks to the advances in medicine, there are many options for pregnancy kits. They are simple, affordable, and safe.
These do-it yourself pregnancy tests are great because they offer privacy. We have listed 8 DIY natural pregnancy tests for you if you’re worried about an unplanned pregnancy.
02/13Are the tests beneficial?
There are some advantages to home-made tests. Homemade supplies can be used to conceal a pregnancy that you aren’t planning. You can also take most of these ingredients with you, as they are easily found, without ever having to leave your house. You don’t even need to worry about the expiry dates for many of these supplies.
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03/13Bleach pregnancy test
This method produces the fastest and most precise results than any other.
Collect urine from a clean container. Mix the bleaching powder into the mixture and stir it well to prevent lumps. If you see a foamy or fizzy mixture, then you are probably pregnant. Otherwise, you may not be.
04/13Sugar pregnancy test
This test is the easiest and most popular. It was used when there weren’t any scientific pregnancy kits.
Add one tablespoon sugar to a bowl. Then, add one teaspoon of urine. Watch how the sugar reacts to your urine after you have poured it on. If you notice clumps appearing, you may be pregnant. However, if it dissolves quickly, you might not be.
The sugar cannot dissolve properly because of the hCG hormone that is released from the urine.
05/13Toothpaste pregnancy test
Any toothpaste can be used, but it must be white.
Two tablespoons of white toothpaste should be placed in a container. The urine sample should then be added to the container. If the toothpaste turns a dark brown color or becomes foamy, it is likely that you are pregnant.
06/13Vinegar pregnancy test
Yes, even vinegar can help you test your pregnancy. This test will require white vinegar.
Two tablespoons of white vinegar are all you need. Mix the vinegar with your urine and stir it well. If the vinegar turns a yellowish color or forms bubbles, it is possible that you are pregnant.
07/13Salt pregnancy test
This DIY pregnancy kit is just like the sugar test. Salt is used instead of sugar. These steps should be repeated. Mix equal amounts of salt and urine. Give it a moment. It is a good sign if the salt forms a white creamy clump. It could be that you are not pregnant if there is no such effect. Again, this is based on tradition and has no scientific support.
08/13Soap pregnancy test
This test can be performed with any type of bath soap. Pour your urine onto a small amount of soap. If the soap forms bubbles it is a sign that you are pregnant.
09/13Baking soda pregnancy test
Add two tablespoons baking soda to two tablespoons urine. Watch the reaction. If you see bubbles, you are probably pregnant.
10/13Wine pregnancy test
Although it is more expensive and takes longer, a wine test can be a reliable way to check for pregnancy at home.
Mix half a cup wine with equal amounts of urine. Mix the ingredients well and let it sit for 10 minutes. If the original wine color changes, it is likely that you are pregnant.
If one of the tests above turns out to be positive, you can try another method. If you get a positive result from the second test, please consult your doctor immediately.
12/13How can you increase the accuracy of your homemade pregnancy test
– The first urine of the day should contain hCG.
– Use a clean, plastic container to collect your urine.
– Take a lot of urine to test. It may not give the right result if it is too small.
– Allow the reaction to take between 5-10 minutes.
You can either repeat the procedure or use the second method to double your security.
13/13Is this test scientifically reliable?
Although homemade tests have been used for generations and there is a lot of history to support their use, there isn’t any scientific proof that they work or give a positive result. Sometimes, a good result is due to coincidence.
Other than homemade tests, fertility monitoring tools and awareness methods (such as basal body temperature tracking ovulation dates), can help a woman know if she is pregnant. They are more reliable but take longer to process and require prior knowledge. A store-bought test kit or a doctor’s appointment is best for accurate detection.