At home pregnancy test kits are easily available at the local pharmacy store and can be used in the privacy of our home. The first version of this kit was developed in 1978 by 2 scientists named Judith Vaitukaitis and Glenn Braunstein. These kits have evolved a lot over time and now guarantee a 99% accurate result. Every doctor will confirm that the good pregnancy test kits available in the market are 99% reliable. These kits are easy to use and highly affordable ranging from a few dollars to upwards of $20 or more depending upon their capability to be able to test early and accurately.
Of course there still could be great number of women who were not want to use these due to their cost or lack of trust. In these scenarios they can prepare their own kits or rather solutions at home made up of products like bleach, soap , toothpaste, dandelion leaves etc. These tests are mostly trusted by woman of older generations but scientifically they are less reliable. It is recommended that you purchase a good quality kit which is trustworthy and has been scientifically proved to produce 99% accurate results and you can use your own home-based remedies to just crosscheck for your satisfaction.
As far as the home-based remedies or tests are concerned the ones made out of bleach are most dependable.
To perform this test at home take a cup filled with some bleach and drop a small amount of Urine onto it. If the bleach froths and foams then there are high chances that the results are positive.
Although this is one of the oldest and most trusted home-based method but it can also produce false result under certain conditions. All the criteria for using an over the counter pregnancy test kit such as doing it the first thing in the day, not testing too early etc. are applicable here as well.
The utensil used for the bleach should be properly cleaned and sterilized so that it is free from any kind of bacteria or contamination. Even a small amount of contamination or presence of an external substance can ruin the party. If the woman is taking any other kind of medication primarily for hormonal disorders than that can also influence the outcome of the test results and she can receive a false positive result as well. These ancient homemade pregnancy tests are helpful but in past couple of years there has been rapid change in the environment, crops, the quality of foods we eat etc. and hence while these kind of test might be considered beneficial in ancient times but now it is always recommended to go for a scientifically tested and proven device.
Even if you are on a tight budget, the over the counter test kits are affordable and produce accurate results and even the kits sold at the dollar stores are reported to have a 97% accuracy.
The hCG hormones that indicates pregnancy can theoretically be detected after 11 days of conception but for best results it is always advised to wait for at least 14 days and re check after 21 days.
However if you would like to test early than kits like First Response and Clear blue are advised and recommended which can also be used even before the first day of the next scheduled missing period.
Woman who experienced bleeding even after the early tests were positive should consult an experienced gynecologist to check for an occurrence of miscarriage or any kind of chemical pregnancy.