Getting pregnant is one of the best experiences for most women. The simple thought of carrying a life inside your womb is beautiful in every possible aspect. When you take a pregnancy test and the results are positive, this changes the world around you. All of a sudden, the transition to motherhood starts.
While most people would prefer professional testing for pregnancy, you can test for pregnancy at home. If you have been showing signs of pregnancy, I will share with you the top 10 home remedies for pregnancy test. These are DIY pregnancy tests using simple items found in your house.
Every household has sugar and this makes it easier to use to take this test. Being a common ingredient in your kitchen, this is one of the most affordable home remedy for pregnancy test. I can confidently tell you that this is an ancient method of testing for pregnancy and still works.
You will need...
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of urine
- A bowl
You would need to start by collecting your urine into a bowl, which will be used for the test. In a clean bowl, put the sugar and then add a tablespoon of urine and leave it there for a few minutes. If the sugar dissolves, it means it is negative, but if it clumps up, this shows you are pregnant. For accurate results, conduct this process in the morning when you wake up.
2. Soap Test
Here is another effective and affordable way to test for pregnancy from the comfort of your home. All you need is to pick up some urine in a bowl and place soap into the urine. You should ensure that the bowl is clean sand does not have any other component. Let it sit in for a few minutes while you observe the reaction. If the soap will bubble up or starts to froth, this may be an indication that you are pregnant.
However, if the soap does not react with urine and stays intact, this indicates that the results are negative. In order to be sure, you should try this at least 3 times, especially in the morning when you have just come out of bed.
I bet you have toothpaste in your bathroom, which makes this method quite convenient. You need a small amount of toothpaste to carry out this test. You will need to find a clean bowl, where you will collect your urine. You need urine in the same quantity as the toothpaste that you intend to use. Place the toothpaste in the small bowl and then add your urine specimen.
Observe the reaction in the bowl so as to determine the pregnancy results. In the event that the toothpaste starts to froth or changes its color to blue, this may indicate that you are expectant. While this is a good indicator, studies show that toothpaste seems to froth with a woman’s urine even when they are not pregnant. It is therefore advisable to seek a second opinion after using this method.
Vinegar is a common ingredient in most kitchens, and you can use this to validate your pregnancy from the comfort of your home. Even if you do not have vinegar in your house, it is readily available from grocery stores, and quite affordable. If this is your preferred home remedy for pregnancy test, you will need to get half a cup of vinegar and urine of the same quantity. You should have a small bowl, which is clean, for this pregnancy test.
Start by pouring the white vinegar into the bowl and then add the urine to the bowl. Experts recommend that you should collect urine in the morning, before it gets too much contamination. Once you have the two liquids in the bowl, check if there is a color change, which would indicate positive results. If the color does not change, the test shows results are negative.
5. Mustard Powder
Have you missed your period and are wondering if you are pregnant? Well, I have a great solution which will help you get a confirmation. All you need is to ensure that you have mustard powder in your house. This is an effective homemade pregnancy test, which will help you deal with the anxiety.
You will need...
- 1 bowl of fresh mustard powder
- Hot water
Add hot water to your bathtub to a comfortable level, like you would when taking a bath. Pour the entire bowl of the mustard powder into the water and stir properly. You can use your hand so as to ensure that the powder mixes well with the water.
Once this is done, sit in the bathtub for about 40 minutes. Then wait for a day or two and if you do not get your periods, this is a strong indicator that you are pregnant.
6. Tuna Juice and Vinegar
Here is another home remedy for pregnancy test, which will help you to ascertain if you are pregnant or not. The process is quite easy to follow and you can determine your pregnancy status from the comfort of your home.
You will need...
- A clean bowl
- ¼ cup of vinegar
- ¼ cup of Tuna juice
- ½ cup of urine collected in the morning.
Start by pouring the vinegar and the tuna juice into the clean bowl and mix them properly. Once mixture is well blended, pour the ½ cup of urine into the mixture and observe for a couple of minutes.
The color should change and if the mixture turns slightly green, it shows the result is positive. However, if the mixture turns to orange-yellowish, you are not pregnant, better luck next time.
While you may be using bleach to make your clothes whiter, you can use it to verify if you are pregnant. A good number of women have informed me that they use this method quite often and it has proved to be effective. Take 2 tablespoons of bleach and 2 tablespoons of urine and pour them into a bowl.
Apart from whitening the clothes, this beach can be used to confirm your pregnancy. Many women use this method to detect their pregnancy. If the mixture starts foaming, you are pregnant.
Please take caution so as not to inhale the mixture as it poses a great danger and may cause adverse effects on your health.
8. Baking Soda
After continuous research and studies, I can confidently state that, using baking soda, you can get an accuracy level of 70% on your pregnancy results.
Try this test before going to a gynecologist for professional tests. You will only need about 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a tablespoon of urine to carry out this test.
Place the baking soda into a clean bowl and then add the urine sample and wait for a short while. If the mixture starts to fizzle and form bubbles, it means that you are on your way to motherhood. If there is no reaction, the result is negative.
9. Dandelion Leaves
Dandelion leaves have so many amazing benefits, and as such I can recommend using them to confirm pregnancy.
You will need...
- 3 or 4 dandelion leaves
- Half a bowl of urine
- A clean bowl
Ensure that you keep the dandelion leaves away from direct sunlight. Put them in a bowl and then pour the urine specimen on the leaves and ensure that they are fully immersed.
After a few minutes, check the leaves and you find some red bumps on them, it shows that the result is positive.
10. Pine Sol
Pine Sol is a common cleaning agent that is used in many households, and yes, you can use it to confirm pregnancy. The secret component in this cleaning agent is the pine oil. In order to take this test you need 2 tablespoons of Pine Sol and an equivalent amount of urine.
Mix the urine and Pine Sol, together, in a clean bowl and if the color of the mixture changes, it is a confirmation that the results are positive. You should start getting ready for motherhood. Once you are done with this test, you can visit your doctor for confirmation of the same.
So, there you have it; I have given you the top 10 home remedies for pregnancy test. All of these tests are easy to carry out and will save you the trip to see a doctor when you want to confirm your pregnancy. All of these tests are based on the reaction with your urine.
As such, it is highly recommended that you should always see your doctor for the final confirmation. If you have signs of pregnancy, try any of the DIY home pregnancy tests today. Please leave a comment below and feel free to share this information.