If you think you might be pregnant, this is an abnormally uncertain time for you. You might be filled with much in trepidation, fear, and anxiety as well as a little bit of excitement hopefully.
Naturally, you will want to get this confirmed as soon as possible. Today, we will introduce you a fun, yet reliable way to do it with a very simple homemade pregnancy test that many women swear by: bleach pregnancy test.
Here are a few symptoms that you could be feeling which are making you confused:
If you’re feeling one or more of these things, you should take a pregnancy test immediately.
For hundreds of years before the invention of store-bought pregnancy tests, women had been figuring out that they were expecting. In fact, you also have household items at home right now that can be used to test for the presence of pregnancy-related hormones in your body.
The most common, and reportedly the most reliable of them is the bleach pregnancy test. It is a very old-fashioned trick to check if you are pregnant, but does it actually work?
At first mention of this test, it may sound a little painful. But let me assure you, you do not need to apply, inject or insert bleach to any part of your body in this common homemade pregnancy test. You can breathe again now, and continue reading this post 🙂
You need Bleach Powder or Liquid Chlorine Bleach, a good urine sample (first thing in the morning is the best), and a disposable container and stick or disposable spoon for mixing. Of course, you will not be reusing any of the objects for eating purposes.
The method is hardly scientific: collect the urine sample in the container, add some bleach to it and mix, then wait a little while (up to an hour apparently). If you get foam or bubbles or fizziness, chances are you're pregnant. If there is no reaction, you're not. Very simple!
The bleach tests for hCG in the urine, same as any store-bought test. HCG is most concentrated in your first morning urine, so it is always best to perform the test in the morning.
As store-bought tests are fallible, this can fail too. You may have hCG in your urine for other reasons such as medical conditions or infections, and medications including fertility drugs, so may get frothy bleach bubbles but not actually be pregnant. However, this is extremely rare.
Also, you may have no reaction show in the bleach test but still be pregnant as you are low in hCG. There is no set guidelines as to quantities or ratios of the liquids, or the amount of time to wait, or if you’ve waited too long.
You will only truly know you are pregnant by consulting with a doctor.
It could be a good idea to do a test more than once on different days to confirm the results. Also, it could be helpful to confirm using a different type of test the second time.
This can be a great method for checking your pregnancy as it's cheap and easy, but you do need to do the test carefully. You also need to not depend on the accuracy of the results too much, because although it does work, it can be tricky to do and easy to interpret wrong.
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Amy Duncan is the founder of KindMommy, a blog where she's providing helpful information about pregnancy and many useful tips for young parents. Besides writing, Amy loves to cook and travel with her friends and family. You can also find Amy on Twitter (@AmyKindmommy).