Pregnancy is not a new phenomenon. Women have been getting pregnant and giving birth for many thousands of years, and it is almost a certainty that they have been trying for the same length of time to find ways of confirming their pregnancy in its early stages. The options of visiting a doctor or buying an over-the-counter pregnancy test from a pharmacy were not available to the ancestors of modern women. They relied on what is now called a DIY pregnancy test, and their traditional methods can still be used today.
The Toothpaste Test
Your trusty old toothpaste isn’t just limited to polishing those pearly whites and getting rid of that occasional acne. Though a little warning, it’s only the traditional, all-white toothpaste that works in this test. If it’s one of those fancy gel or colored toothpaste in your bathroom, you may need to skip this one.
Now, here comes in the science. Simply get a hold of your urine sample in a container, which you’ve ensured is clean (before obtaining that urine sample of course, because after- well, you get the point). Next, mix 2 tablespoons of simple, white toothpaste into that container. If the mixture happens to turn a shade of blue- Congratulations, your partner and you are you expecting!
Sugar test is the easiest of all the DIY homemade pregnancy tests, and it was widely used when there were no commercial pregnancy test kits. Here is how you can test for a pregnancy with sugar:
- Take about one tablespoon of sugar in a bowl.
- Add approximately one tablespoon of urine to the sugar.
- Notice how the sugar reacts after you pour urine on it.
- If you see sugar forming clumps, it means you are pregnant. On the other hand, if the sugar dissolves quickly, you are not pregnant.
- The hCG hormone will not allow the sugar to dissolve in urine.
- Vinegar Pregnancy Test
Vinegar, another common kitchen ingredient, helps you detect your pregnancy. Here is how you can do vinegar pregnancy test with vinegar.Note: Use a plastic container and white vinegar for this test.
- Take a little vinegar in a plastic container.
- Add your urine to it and mix properly.
- You may notice bubbles while mixing. Let it stand and observe the color.
- If the color of the vinegar changes, it means you are a pregnant.
- Take a small amount of pine sol in a cup.
- Add a sample of urine in the cup.
- Mix them properly and wait for some time so that pine sol gets submerged in the urine.
- If there is a change in the color, it indicates your pregnancy.