Homemade Pregnancy Test using Bleach… Is it for real or only a gimmick?

May 25th, 2013 | Posted by Marcella in Pregnancy Tips

If you’ve been sexually active over the past month, the first thing you want to do when you miss a period is tested for pregnancy. For one trying to conceive, early detection brings immense joy, but for a teenager exploring and satisfying their curiosities, it helps make the right decisions at the right time.

Homemade Pregnancy Test using Bleach Homemade Pregnancy Test using Bleach… Is it for real or only a gimmick?

Home pregnancy tests have garnered popularity for their ease, convenience and reliability. They dispense with the need of visiting a doctor’s office every time to test if there’s a baby on the way. Of recent, there have also been several stories about using home ingredients to detect pregnancy and one of them is bleach.

Bleach is a common household product. It is a disinfectant and is often used to get rid of mold and mildew buildup in the damp areas of the home such as under the sink or in the bathroom. It can help brighten white clothes and get rid of stains. Not only this, bleach is regarded as the perfect cleaning agent around the house be it the children’s toys, furniture pieces or kitchen appliances. This same bleach forms a major ingredient in one of the homemade pregnancy test recipes. You can learn more about it below.

How to perform the Homemade pregnancy test made with Bleach?

Take a small quantity of urine in a cup. Add an adequate quantity of bleach to the urine sample. Let it stand for the while and then take note of the changes to the urine sample. There is a slight precautionary measure to be observed when performing the test. The bleach when it interacts with the urine is stated to produce some harmful gases. Take precautions to ensure that you do not inhale these gases as it can be harmful to both mother and baby incase you are pregnant. Do the test in an open properly ventilated place.

Homemade Pregnancy test: The indications

If the urine sample fizzes or gets frothy and starts bubbling, it is a sign of the presence of pregnancy. It usually forms a white frothy layer on the top. However, if there are no changes to the solution, you can rest assured that you are not pregnant.

Can you rely on the Homemade pregnancy test made with bleach?

No, would be our answer. There are possibilities that a the Homemade pregnancy test made with bleach may show a negative result when you are actually pregnant or get you worried unnecessarily with a positive result even though you may not be pregnant in reality. Therefore, these tests are not very dependable. Besides, the ones who have tried this particular test have not mentioned the amount of the bleach to be used for a certain quantity of urine.

A Final Word

Though you can use the Homemade pregnancy test made with bleach to test initially, we recommend that you use a Home Pregnancy test kit and confirm the results particularly if you are hoping not to get pregnant. This is because the HPT detects the presence of pregnancy by detecting the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). This hormone is synthesized only by the body after conception takes place and this is a sure indication of pregnancy.

Homemade Pregnancy Test using Bleach… Is it for real or only a gimmick?
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