The most joyful moment in a woman’s life is the one when she knows that she is pregnant. Not only is this moment the most joyous for the would-be mother but the whole family as well. But needless to say that there are numerous uncertainties involved in the whole procedure and the symptoms not always lead to a happy result.
Also, you may want to surprise everyone with the news of the arrival of a new member to the family and may try to avoid visiting a doctor for more privacy.
How to understand if you are pregnant
- If you have missed your periods, there is a high chance that you are pregnant.
- You can feel nauseated.
- Your appetite can be gone.
- You can feel tired and drowsy.
- Cramping can also be a common way to say you are pregnant.
- You can feel changes happening in your breast.
Home Pregnancy Tests for You
Here are some of the homemade tests that you can perform to check whether you are pregnant or not.
Salt pregnancy test
This is perhaps the easiest way to check whether you are pregnant or not since salt is a ubiquitous item in every kitchen. To perform this test, you will need your urine sample collected just after you wake up, few pinches of salt, and a washed glass to mix them.
To perform this test, take the urine sample in the glass and add a pinch or two of salt to it and wait for three minutes. If you are pregnant, then white creamy clusters will be formed due to the reaction.
If there is no reaction occurring between the salt and the urine sample then the results are not a happy one and sadly, you did not conceive.
Sugar pregnancy test
Another extremely easy homemade test for pregnancy is the sugar test. Just like salt, sugar is also available in every kitchen. To perform this test the things needed are your urine sample collected in the morning, a tablespoon of sugar, and a bowl to add the ingredients.
This test can be performed in the following manner. Just take the sugar in the bowl and add the urine sample to it. If you are pregnant, then you will see that the urine and sugar will form lumps by reacting and will not be dissolved with ease.
In case you are not pregnant, you will notice that the sugar dissolves with ease in the urine sample.
Wheat and Barley test
Wheat and barley are very popular grains available in the market. With the ready availability, the test becomes very easy as well. To perform this test, you need some seeds of these grains, a bowl, your urine sample, and some of your precious time.
All you need to do is to add the urine sample and some of the seeds to the bowl. Keep the bowl undisturbed and wait for the seeds to germinate. If you observe that the seeds germinated within two days then it indicates that you are pregnant.
If you do not see the seeds germinate in the mentioned period then the news is not a happy one for you and you did not conceive.
Storing urine test
This is quite an effective homemade way to check whether you are pregnant or not. Also, this requires no other ingredient but just a glass container and the urine sample that is collected just after you wake up.
So, all you need to do to perform this test is to keep the collected urine sample in the glass container and keep it undisturbed for a day. You will know that you are pregnant when you observe a thin layer on the surface of the urine sample.
In case you observe no such layer on the collected sample, you did not conceive yet.
Tuna juice test
This test is known for its ease to perform and also for its effectiveness and accuracy. Performing this test will require you a glass container, white vinegar, tuna fish, and your urine sample collected in the morning.
First, you need to extract juice from the tuna and pour it into the container. Add an equal amount of white vinegar to the container and keep it undisturbed for a day. After that, add the urine sample to the bowl.
You will know that you are pregnant when the color of the mixture changes to dark green. In case the color changes to yellow, you are not pregnant yet and the symptoms may be misleading.
Dandelion leaves test
This homemade DIY test is one of the most effective and accurate tests known to check pregnancy.
But arranging dandelion leaves can be a problem for you. But once you can arrange some leaves, you will need a plastic sheet and your urine sample collected just after you wake up.
Place the leaves on the plastic sheet and make sure it is not directly exposed to sunlight. Pour the urine sample on the leaves and wait for about 10 minutes. If the color changes to reddish-brown then it is a sign that you are pregnant.
Also, if you see the formation of bubbles then it is a sign that you are pregnant. If neither the color changes nor any bubbles are formed, then you are not pregnant.
Wine pregnancy test
This is a very easy test that you can perform to check whether you are pregnant or not. To perform this test, you will require a glass, wine, and urine sample collected in the morning.
Performing this test requires you to pour an equal amount of wine and urine sample in the glass to observe for any change in color. Any change in the color of the wine is an indication that you are pregnant.
If you do not find any change in the color of the wine then you did not conceive yet and the symptoms may indicate any other physical disorder.
Mustard powder test
Performing this test can be troublesome and needs you to wait for few days. Also, the results may be misleading. To perform this test, you need about three-quarters of a cup full of mustard powder and a bathtub filled with warm water.
Add the mustard powder to the warm water in the bathtub and immerse yourself in the bathtub and wait for about 20 minutes. If you do not get your periods after 2 to 3 days, then you are pregnant.
If you get to have periods after 2 to 3 days after performing this process then you are not pregnant.
This is one of the most recent discoveries of homemade pregnancy tests. But keep in mind that the toothpaste needs to be white and no colored toothpaste will solve the purpose.
The ingredients that you will need to perform this test are a bowl, two tablespoons of white-colored toothpaste and your urine sample collected just after you wake up in the morning.
To perform this test, add two tablespoons of toothpaste and two tablespoons of the collected urine sample in the bowl and mix it. If the toothpaste becomes frothy and turns blue then you are pregnant.
In case no reaction occurs then you did not conceive yet.
Bleaching powder test
Performing the bleaching powder test is one of the fastest ways to know whether you are pregnant. Performing this test requires a bowl, bleaching powder, and your urine sample collected in the morning just after waking up.
To perform this test, take some bleaching powder in the bowl and add some urine sample in it. If you notice the formation of bubble and froth and frizzing sound the moment they come in contact, you will know that you are pregnant.
In case you see no formation of bubble and froth, you are not pregnant.
This is one of the easiest tests that you can perform with no trouble. Performing this test just needs a big bowl, any soap, and your urine sample collected in the morning just after you wake up in the morning.
The test is done in the following manner. Take the soap bar in the bowl and add the urine sample to it. If you notice any reaction between the soap and the urine and formation of bubbles and froth occurs, then you are pregnant.
If no reaction occurs, you are not pregnant yet and the symptoms may indicate something else.
Vinegar pregnancy test
Vinegar is not only a major ingredient in adding flavors to your food and ameliorate the taste and cooking process, but it can also be used to check if you are pregnant. A clean glass, vinegar, and urine sample collected in the morning are all you need.
Take some vinegar in the glass and add some urine sample to it. In case you notice any change in the color of the mixture, you may assume that you are pregnant. If no change in color occurs, you aren’t pregnant.
It is to be kept in mind that these tests are homemade and cannot be a confirmatory test in the 20th century when science and medical facilities are so advanced. You should always consult a doctor for confirmation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are all the tests confirmatory?
These tests are homemade and may not always give you accurate results.
Do we need a doctor’s confirmation even after performing the test?
Yes. It is always better to take a second opinion for confirmation.
Can the results be obtained faster?
Some of the tests give you instant results and only a few require you to wait for 3 days at the most.
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