Homemade Pregnancy Test – 10 Best Ways To Make Your Own Test

A homemade pregnancy test is the safe and easiest method to detect the early pregnancy. Most people don’t like to buy a pregnancy kit due to keeping their privacy. Also, some people think that the pregnancy kits available at the market is too expensive.

Moreover, the homemade pregnancy test is very helpful for rural people who can’t get the medical facilities at the door step. Even many people think that visiting a doctor to check the pregnancy is somewhat costly.

So in order to confirm the early pregnancy, the below DIY homemade pregnancy tests are useful and inexpensive. Further, the ingredients for the test is available in your kitchen. So no need to buy anything at the shop. In this article, I explained you about how to make your own pregnancy test.

I don’t like to give you false promises. Homemade pregnancy tests don’t give you correct results during the very early stages of pregnancy. Sometimes you may get wrong results (negative sign of pregnancy) during the test. After you test your pregnancy with the homemade DIY test, meet your doctor for further confirmation and prenatal care.

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Early Pregnancy?

Some of the signs and symptoms of early pregnancy may include,

  • Missed Period
  • Morning Sickness (Nausea)
  • Sore Breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Cramping
  • Mood Swings
  • Frequent Urination
  • Dizziness
  • Spotting
  • Food aversions

When is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

The best time to conduct the homemade pregnancy test is in the early morning.

The homemade pregnancy test is carried out with the urine sample. It is recommended that you have to take the first urine to get the accurate results. Since the first urine (after you wake up in the morning) is more concentrated. This undiluted urine gives you accurate results than the urine taken at later times.

How the Homemade Pregnancy Test Works?

All pregnancy tests detect the presence of a hormone named human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in women’s urine. The presence of hCG in your body is the sure sign of pregnancy.

The human chorionic gonadotropin hormones are produced in your body when they begin to form the placenta. The placenta is an organ which connects the growing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient intake.

The hCG hormone can be traced in your urine when you conduct the pregnancy test. For more accurate results, doctors will test your blood sample.

Homemade Pregnancy Tests That Works!

Now I am going to show you about how to make a home pregnancy test (DIY) with the 10 home made products.

1. Homemade Pregnancy Test with Sugar

Try the below DIY tests to check positive sign of your pregnancy. Repeat the pregnancy test if needed to make sure the reaction is the same.

Sugar is the first choice for the test. Since it was used in the olden days, when there is no advance testing kits are available to test the early pregnancy.

Sugar is commonly available in your kitchen. For better results, avoid powdered sugar and take white color sugar crystals.

Directions:

  • Take 2-3 teaspoons of sugar crystals in a small bowl.
  • Pour some urine on it
  • Wait for few minutes and look for the formation of clumps.
  • If the sugar forms the clumps, then it’s a positive sign. You are pregnant.
  • If the sugar dissolves in the urine, it is a negative pregnancy sign.

2. Homemade Pregnancy Test with Toothpaste

Toothpaste is another good ingredient to check your pregnancy. This is very handy to check. Since you carry toothpaste even you are at the outstation.

Further, it is available all over the world and very cheap too!

To get best results, take a plain white toothpaste. Since you can easily observe the chemical changes in white color.

Directions:

  • Take some quantity of plain white toothpaste in a small bowl.
  • Add your urine and mix it well with a brush.
  • Wait for some time.
  • If you observe the toothpaste starting to froth and foam, then it is a positive sign. You can also notice that the toothpaste turns to light blue color.
  • If you notice a negative sign of pregnancy, repeat the test another day. Since sometimes you may get wrong results.

Note: Sometimes you may not get the blue color of toothpaste after a reaction. It depends on the brand of the toothpaste.

3. Dandelion Leaves               

Another easily available pregnancy tracker is Dandelion leaves. You can easily find this plant anywhere in the country. For accurate results, collect the dandelion leaves that are not exposed to direct sunlight. I.e. collect the leaves which are more concentrated.

Directions:

  • Collect some fresh dandelion leaves.
  • Add 2-3 fresh dandelion leaves in a container.
  • Then add your first urine on it.
  • Wait for some time and look for any red blisters on the leaves for the positive sign of pregnancy.
  • If there is no reaction, then you are not pregnant this time.

4. Vinegar Pregnancy Test

Most people choose vinegar to check their pregnancy. The vinegar pregnancy test is very cheap and the vinegar  is available in your kitchen all the time. It is advised to use the white vinegar to get precise results.

Directions:

  • Add ¼ cup of white vinegar in a plastic cup.
  • Pour ½ cup of your first urine on it.
  • Wait for 10 minutes.
  • If you notice any color changes then it is a positive sign. You are pregnant.

5. How to Make a Homemade Pregnancy Test with Bleach

This test is similar to the vinegar test. You have to observe the color change after the reaction.

Directions:

  • Add some bleach in a plastic cup.
  • Add your urine on it.
  • Wait for few minutes.
  • If you notice foams and fizzes in the mixture, then it is a positive sign of pregnancy.

6. Pine Sol Pregnancy Test

Pine sol is a usual household cleaning product. You can test the pregnancy with pine sol too. When reacting with the urine, pine sol indicates the presence of hCG in it.

Directions:

  • Add ¼ cup of pine sol in a plastic cup.
  • Pour ¼ cup of your first urine on it.
  • Wait for 5-10 minutes.
  • If you notice any color changes then it is a positive sign. You are pregnant.

7. Soap Pregnancy Test

Soap is one of the easily available ingredients. Surely you have it in your bathroom cabinet. Soap pregnancy test will also give you correct results.

Directions:

  • Take a soap and slice it to get a small piece.
  • Put the small piece of soap in a plastic cup.
  • Add your first urine on it.
  • Wait for 5 minutes and observe the reactions.
  • If the soap begins to froth or form bubbles, it is a sign of positive pregnancy.

8. Homemade Pregnancy Tests with Hydrogen Peroxide and Tylenol

You can get both hydrogen peroxide and Tylenol at your bathroom cabinet.

Directions:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide in a cup.
  • Add 2 crushed white Tylenol pills.
  • Pour 5 tablespoons of your urine on it.
  • Wait for 5 minutes let them react.
  • Check for any color change. If you observe any color change (probably light blue) then you are pregnant.

Note: Almost all of the home cleaning products have mild hydrogen peroxide. If you use the high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, take care of yourself. Sometimes it may cause skin burns.

9. Wine

Wine is also a good one to check your pregnancy.

Directions:

  • Add ¼ cup of wine in a plastic cup.
  • Add ¼ cup of your urine on it.
  • Wait for 5 minutes.
  • If the color changes, you are pregnant.

10. Tuna Juice

You can get the Tuna juice at the market. It is also one of the good indicators of pregnancy.

Directions:

  • Take ¼ cup of Tuna juice in a plastic cup.
  • Add ¼ cup of white vinegar on it.
  • Then add ¼ cup of your urine on it.
  • Wait for 5-10 minutes.
  • If you observe that the mixture has attained a greenish color, then it is a positive sign of pregnancy.
  • If you notice the yellowish shade, then it’s a negative sign of pregnancy.

Disadvantages of Homemade pregnancy tests

All the homemade pregnancy tests listed here are carried out by our ancestors from olden days. Nowadays, most people doesn’t accept these result due to the inaccuracy of the tests.

  • No scientific proof to prove the accuracy.
  • Results may vary with proportions and till now could.t get the correct proportions.
  • The results of foaming, blistering, discoloration, frothing, and clumping may be vague and confusing.
  • Sometimes may get wrong results (negative signs).

In a nutshell,

Here I listed all the possible homemade pregnancy tests to check your pregnancy at early stages. But none of those methods are scientifically proven. Hence, it is recommended to get a pregnancy kit from a store or check your doctor to know the accurate results.

About the author

Tracy Silberman

Tracy Silberman specializes in women’s health and infertility issues. She edits AskMyHealth’s pregnancy and parenting articles. She’s dedicated to helping patients understand how to better manage their disease states not only with medication but also by incorporating better nutrition into their lifestyle. She has presented at local, national, and international healthcare conferences. she joined AskMyHealth in 2016 and previously worked in editorial for the women’s health app. In her free time, She enjoys time in Napa Valley with her family.

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