You might be surprised to know that millions of women all over the world depend on homemade pregnancy tests to determine whether they are pregnant or not. This type of pregnancy test actually dates back to ancient times. Back then, obviously the technology was not as advanced as it is now and women did not have the luxury of just going to their local Walgreen and pick up an over the counter pregnancy test kit. They had to come up with other ways to help them determine whether they were pregnant or not. Of course, no pregnancy test, other then the ones done by the doctor, are 100% accurate.
However, these homemade recipes, some of which have been tested by scientists, can be a good indicator of whether you are with child or not. There are basically three very popular homemade pregnancy tests.
The Dandelion Leave Recipe
The first one consists of using dandelion leaves. Take the leaves and remove them from the stem of the Dandelion. Then take those leaves and place them on a piece plastic wrap and place it on the ground. Make sure they are not sitting directly under sunlight. Now urinate on the leaves. Make sure you saturate them. Now let the leaves sit for about 10 minutes. If red blisters form on the leaves, that is a sign that you might be pregnant. As this is not 100% accurate, do consult a doctor immediately if you are getting positive results.
The Pine Sol Method
The second way you can check for pregnancy is by using pine sol. Most people use pine sol as a cleaning product, but do you know that it can also be used as a homemade pregnancy test? Just get some pine sol and mix it with some of your urine. Watch it to see if the color changes. If it does then you might be pregnant. Again, this is not a 100% accurate method; always consult a doctor immediately if you are getting positive results.
And last way you can test for pregnancy at home is by using Bleach. Bleach is another commonly used household cleaning product that can also be used to see if a woman is with child.
Again, just mix your urine with the bleach. If it fizzes or become a little frothy, then there is a chance that you might be pregnant. As I said before, none of these homemade tests are 100% accurate. They can only be used as a guide. To find out if you are truly pregnant you will need to visit your doctor. If you don't want to see a doctor then goes to the local drugstore and pick up a pregnancy test kit. Take it home and do the test. Early pregnancy detection is very important. So if you think you are pregnant make sure you get tested.
I don't think the bleach thing is accurate at all. I tried it just for fun though. Im 17 weeks pregnant and when I added the pee to the bleach it bubbled and fizzed and got really frothy. I also had DH do it and his did the same thing and I know for sure he is not pregnant! lol
I am a clean freak and one of my things is that I am constantly bleaching the toilet, nearly everytime I go! So basically what I'm saying is there is almost always a constant flow of bleach in our toilet!
If I go then flush then bleach.....and am going again soon after (so fresh bleach in the water still) it always fizzes and froth's!
Although I am so desperate to conceive I am actually going to go now and try it out to be sure!!! haha
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