This article gives practical and affordable ways to test for pregnancy with everyday household items.
Being pregnant can be a thing of joy to some, while it is of great concern to others.
Getting a pregnancy kit, as easy as it may sound, might be difficult for a lot of people.
Here, we will be looking at ways to test for pregnancy with our readily available home items without feeling uncomfortable about using them.
This natural means have been around for a long time and are still useful in this present era.
The best part of the do-it-yourself pregnancy test is that it can be done in your own privacy.
1. Sugar Pregnancy Test
Take a tablespoon of sugar, put it into a bowl and add a tablespoon of urine.
The urine should be the early morning urine. Watch the reaction of the sugar after pouring urine on it. If it starts forming clumps, you are probably pregnant, but if the sugar dissolves, then you are not.
This test was seen as the easiest form of all the DIY tests when there was no scientific pregnancy kit.
2. Toothpaste Pregnancy Test
You can use any toothpaste of your choice, but it should be a white toothpaste. Take two tablespoons of the white toothpaste and add urine to it.
If it changes colour and starts becoming frosty, then you are pregnant, but if it doesn’t, you are not pregnant.
3. Bathing Soap
The bathing soap test is easy to do. Take a small piece of soap and add urine to it. If it bubbles, it shows you are pregnant, but if it does not, then you are not pregnant.
4. Baking Soda Test
Add urine to two tablespoons of baking soda, leave for a while. If it bubbles when you open the bottle, you are pregnant, but if it doesn’t, then you are not pregnant.
5. Vinegar Pregnancy Test
What you will need for this test is white vinegar.
Put two tablespoons of white vinegar in a bottle and add urine to it, then mix properly.
If the vinegar changes colour and starts bubbling, you are pregnant, but if nothing changes in the vinegar, then you are not pregnant.
6. Bleach Pregnancy Test
This is said to be the most accurate home test for pregnancy.
Collect urine into a clean container, pour bleach into it, mix it properly to avoid lumps.
Foaming of the mixture suggests that you are pregnant, but if the mixture does not foam, then you are not pregnant.
7. Wine Pregnancy Test
This is quite expensive to do, unlike the others but it is a reliable method of testing for pregnancy.
Take half a glass of wine and add an equal amount of urine to it, mix properly and nicely, then leave for 10 minutes. If the colour of the wine changes, you are pregnant.
All these test methods require the use of early morning urine - that is, your first urine of the day.
The HCG hormone released when pregnant causes the change in all the aforementioned items.