These homemade pregnancy test have been used by women since ages and during those times due to various societal issues doctors were not allowed to check woman for pregnancies. Hence women had to design their own methods to know whether they were pregnant or not and these homemade pregnancy test got developed.
Egyptian woman used to test their urine for fertility as to whether seeds would be able to grow in it.The Medieval women checked the color of the urine to know whether a baby was on the way or not and clear lemon color of the urine indicated that she was pregnant. By the time of the 19th century, women checked for signs and symptoms such as tender breasts, missed periods, nausea and aches in the abdomen to determine pregnancy. Some of these signs are still being used to determine pregnancy in women.
The latter half of the 20th century saw women going to clinics and hospitals in order to get pregnancy tests done. In addition, there are pregnancy test kits that will help to perform the pregnancy test on your own. With all these developments in the health sector, there are many women who would still like to do the pregnancy tests on their own, at their residences. The reasons can be somewhat personal or financial in nature. Anyway, there are effective homemade pregnancy tests that can be done at home, in order to know for sure if you are pregnant or not. This article will highlight some of the most effective methods in this regard.
The Dandelion Method
One of the most well known of all the accessible homemade pregnancy test is the dandelion leave test. For this homemade pregnancy test, leaves need to be gathered from the plant stem. A piece of plastic has to be put in a place where the sunlight can not reach the leaves as they need to have protection from direct sunlight.
Collect some dandelion leaves and place it in a plastic box you do not mind throwing away. Urinate into an additional plastic box, and pour the urine on the dandelion leaves. Some even say if the liquid turns into frothy, it’s a sign of positive pregnancy.
There are two drawbacks with this test. One is that the time taken for this result could vary from 10 mins to even an hour which can not only just be time-consuming, but also stressful. It also creates confusion sometimes asked to what about situations where no discoloration happens, but froth appears.
Bleach Pregnancy Test
This is another homemade pregnancy test that is very effective. Put some bleach into a container and mix it with the urine of the woman to be tested. Much like other homemade tests, there is no guideline how much bleach to add to urine or how much time to wait for the results. If you notice a foamy substance forming that means the woman is pregnant. It is very important to stay away from the fumes of this foam as it can be hazardous to the health of the pregnant woman.
Some of the biggest disadvantage to homemade pregnancy test with Bleach is the lack or absence of clear guidelines. Home pregnancy tests that can be purchased from the drug store are more trustworthy and have clear guidelines on how to use and how much time it is likely for the kit to take to show the result. Without any guidelines precisely specified, one might get a negative test even, when she is pregnant.
Pine Sol Pregnancy Test
This is another important homemade pregnancy checking method. Pine Sol has been used for centuries to check whether women were pregnant or not. Pine Sol is produced from the cones, needles, twigs and other parts of the pine tree. The mixture is considered a strong anti-bacteria agent. For the test, you will have to mix pine sol and urine in a non-porous container and leave it for a few minutes. If the natural color of the pine sol is changed in the process, the woman is considered pregnant. This test is one of the best ways and most effective ways to test a woman for pregnancy.
Toothpaste Pregnancy Test
Toothpaste is available in almost all of the modern homes. Hence, this is one of the easiest tests available to check for pregnancy. You can use any toothpaste for this test. But it would be best to use a white color toothpaste or a toothpaste with no color at all. Put some toothpaste into a plastic container. Mix the urine of the woman with this toothpaste and leave it for a few minutes. If the color of this solution turn bluish after some time, this means that the woman is pregnant.
Vinegar Pregnancy Test
Vinegar is available in almost all homes today. Hence this is also one of the easiest methods to check if a woman is pregnant. The best vinegar for this test is white vinegar. First, pour some white vinegar into a bowl. Mix the urine of the woman into this vinegar and leave it for a few minutes. If the color of this solution changes after a few minutes, it means that the woman is pregnant. This test can be done easily and is one of the most effective methods of determining pregnancy.
There are home pregnancy tests offered by most pharmacies for low cost. There is a kit which you can purchase at Dollar Store for this matter. You should follow the guidelines of the home pregnancy test kit to your best capability. If the end result is positive, you are pregnant and if the end result is negative, you are not pregnant. This is another easy way of checking for pregnancy. This method is error free and you only need to follow the instruction in the package carefully.
Modern home pregnancy tests are very accurate. If used after a missed period, most tests will work 97 - 99% perfectly. If you take the pregnancy test too early or after the expiration date has passed, the results could not be accurate.