Want to know a secret? In the past, prospective moms were home pregnancy test DIY experts.
After all, for a long time, home pregnancy tests didn’t even exist.
Still, despite the absence of technology, women could still find out if they’re pregnant.
You know the score.
Every time you need something, there’s a global corporation ready to take your money.
In the case of pregnancy, you can fall prey to clever marketing schemes and half-truths about pregnancy test accuracy.
Even worse, you have to throw away your test after using it, adding to the global environmental crisis.
Don’t even try to deny it.
You wouldn’t buy a pregnancy test at the store if you didn’t have to.
Well, you don’t!
Home Pregnancy Test DIY
Save your money and the planet at the same time by trying the following home pregnancy test DIY tips.
Mix one part urine with one part bleach. If fizzing and foaming results, you might be pregnant.
Bleach can damage fabric, harm your skin and cause noxious fumes, so exercise care when trying the bleach pregnancy test.
Pour your urine over white (old-fashioned) toothpaste. A positive indication may occur if it starts turning blue or foams.
Get a few spoonfuls of sugar, put it in a bowl. Next, either urinate directly into the bowl or pour a sample into it.
Lumps forming in the sugar may indicate pregnancy. For best results, use your first-morning urine.
You’re out of luck if you want to use this test during the winter.
During weed-growing seasons, however, grab some leaves from dandelions that are growing in the shade.
Soak the leaves in your morning urine for ten minutes.
If redness appears on the leaves, you could be pregnant.
• Pine cleaner
Look in your cabinets and closets and see if you have any Pine Sol or generic equivalent.
Pour some into a container and then add your urine. If you’re pregnant, you may see the solution change color.
For the first time, it dawns on you that you have easy options besides commercial pregnancy tests.
So what’s the problem?
If you don’t have pine cleaner, you still have one more option.
Add some of your first-morning urine to a cup of white vinegar. If the color changes, you might want to start planning your baby shower.
What about you?
Do you have any home-brew pregnancy test ideas?
Whether they are old wive’s tales or proven methods, we’d love to add them to this list.
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Never take risks with your health. If you think you might be pregnant, have any questions about pregnancy testing, or have any other concerns, immediately consult your doctor.
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