Did you miss your period? Are you excited that you might be welcoming a new member to the family? Maybe you want to be sure so that you don’t surprise anyone and later find out that you were not really pregnant. The good news is you can perform a pregnancy test at home without kit with quite accurate results.
There are home pregnancy test strips available in the market that you can use to confirm your pregnancy. But maybe you don’t have access to them and want to know if there are any home pregnancy tests you can use? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Today we will tell you how to test pregnancy at home without kit.
While pregnancy test kits are quite common these days, you must remember that pregnancy tests at home without kit have been a norm since ancient times. They have been around well before the advent of the modern home pregnancy test kits available in the market.
So it’s worth your while to know how to test pregnancy at home without kit or how to make home pregnancy tests yourself. You can avoid the hassle of going to get pregnancy test strips from the market. This is especially useful for those who are confronted with an unplanned pregnancy.
In some countries home pregnancy tests are still widely used. Their results are quite accurate if done correctly and they are easy to perform.
Here are some of the most popular ways how to check pregnancy at home without kit.
How To Test Pregnancy At Home Without Kit
The greatest benefit of these home pregnancy tests is that they are organic, natural, inexpensive and completely safe to make. So if you have any doubts regarding their use, you can put them to rest.
Pregnancy test kits available in the market look to detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone in urine to confirm pregnancy. All of these homemade pregnancy tests are based on the same principle and therefore quite accurate.
Note: It is best to use fresh urine for these tests. Urine does not have a shelf life.
1. Test Your Pregnancy At Home With Soap
So how to confirm pregnancy with soap?
Testing for pregnancy with soap water at home is not very reliable but due to the easy nature of the test, we will talk about it first.
- Take some soap and put it in some water.
- Make a lather and remove the soap.
- Next, you need to take a urine sample in another bowl.
- Add the soap lather into this.
If the addition of urine to the lather causes it to start bubbling, chances are that you are pregnant. Once again, it is not the most accurate test out there and you may need to carry out further tests just to be sure.
2. Homemade Pregnancy Test With Sugar
Home pregnancy test with sugar is one of the more widely used ways how to confirm pregnancy at home without kit.
- Pee in a bowl.
- Add two to three tablespoons of sugar into it
- Stir to dissolve
If you’re pregnant, the HCG hormone in your pee should react with the sugar molecules giving them a lumpy appearance. In such a case, no matter how much you stir, the sugar won’t dissolve.
In case the sugar dissolves or you feel it is not reacting to the addition of your pee, it is most probably because you are not pregnant.
3. Homemade Pregnancy Test With Toothpaste
You can’t use just any toothpaste for this home pregnancy test. The plain white ones or the ones that have some whiteness in them should work well. The colorful ones or the ones that have that shiny gel won’t work.
- Pee in a cup.
- Take some toothpaste (very little is needed) out in a bowl.
- Dab a brush or spatula in the urine and mix it with the toothpaste.
The HCG will react with the toothpaste and you will either notice it start frothing or it will turn blue. If the pee does not cause a reaction to the toothpaste, you are not pregnant.
This tooth paste home pregnancy test is quite accurate but it does present certain pitfalls. Urine is known to cause toothpaste to froth in any case if it is left in contact long enough. So use your best judgement when deciding how long is too long.
4. At Home Pregnancy Test With Vinegar
Who here doesn’t love vinegar? Who here would’ve ever thought that you could use vinegar to confirm pregnancy at home? Well, you can.
- Take some unexpired vinegar in a bowl.
- Add your urine to it.
You will notice that the solution starts bubbling. But that means nothing, so wait a little longer. In a while you should see the solution start to change color. If this happens, you’re in luck (or not), you’re pregnant. No color change means you should try again.
It is worth mentioning that using vinegar to test for confirm pregnancy at home without kit is one of the most reliable and popular tests.
5. Homemade Pregnancy Test With Mustard
Now, if your period has missed it’s due date and you’re worried about what to do. You think, is it just a late period or am I pregnant? Well, you can take a roundabout way to see what’s what.
What am I talking about? I am talking about using mustard to push your body to start the period in case it is delayed. Obviously mustard will have no effect on you, if the reason for the delayed period is that you’re pregnant.
But if you’re not, your period will start which is a great way to find out if infact you are pregnant… or not.
For this home pregnancy test to work you will need:
- A warm bath where you can soak your body for 20 odd minutes.
- Add 2 tbspns of Mustard into the warm water and just relax.
The mustard and warm water should heat up your body and you will get your period in a day or two. If the period continues to be absent after a few days, chances are that you’re pregnant.
This is actually at home remedy for delayed periods but can be used as a homemade test to confirm pregnancy. It is completely safe and you can repeat it after every couple of days if you want.
6. At Home Pregnancy Test With Dandelion Leaves
This home pregnancy test is simple and reliable. The only thing hard about this is finding dandelion leaves, which isn’t so hard at all.
- Get yourself some dandelion leaves and put them in a bowl.
- Make sure that the leaves do not come into contact with heat or direct sunlight after you have plucked them.
- Next take pee in a bowl and submerge the leaves in your pee.
Leave the soaked leaves for ten to fifteen minutes and then check for results. If you see reddish lumps starting to form on the leaves, it means that the HCG in your urine is high and that you’re pregnant.
7. Homemade Pregnancy Test With Pine Oil Cleaning Agent
There are a number of cleaning agents out there, and I am sure you’ve probably used or use one of them in your home. Some of these contain Pine Oil as one of the major ingredients.
How to test pregnancy at home without kit? For this test, you need a cleaning agent with Pine Oil, something like Pine Sol is great.
- Take some Pine Sol cleaning solution into a bowl and make sure you observe the color of the unadulterated solution.
- Now, add your pee in it and leave it for 5 minutes.
If the solution changes color, it means you are pregnant. The color it changes to depends on what cleaning product you used so don’t worry about that. As long as it changes color, chances are you’re going to be a mom.
8. Homemade Pregnancy Test With Baking Soda
This home pregnancy test is widely used in Asia, especially India. People believe that not only does it indicate if you are pregnant but it will go as far as telling you the sex of the baby.
While most people (including us) will outright say that this is a myth (since there is no scientific reasoning behind it), it is something we thought you should know.
The pregnancy test at home is simple to perform.
- All you need is two take 2 tbspns of baking soda in a bowl
- Add just a couple of drops of pee on it. Note that we said drops of pee.
If you see the baking soda reacting with the urine, you are pregnant.
To know the sex of the baby using this homemade pregnancy test with baking soda, you need to make sure you’re pregnant first. The rules for knowing the sex of the baby using this test are a little confusing but here goes. If the urine causes the baking soda to fizzle and bubble, you can expect a boy. If there is no reaction, it is a girl. Yep, that is confusing, so we will leave it that.
Tylenol is a common pain medicine found in many households. Hydrogen Peroxide is not so common, but it can be purchased from a chemist and is often found in bleaches (so you can check yours to see if it has hydrogen peroxide).
The ingredients for this test to check pregnancy at home without kit are not that common. But it is very accurate and thus worthy of being discussed.
To perform the test:
- Take one tablet of Tylenol (any strength) and crush it in a bowl.
- Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to it.
- Let this mixture wait for about half an hour.
- Pee in another bowl and add the mixture of Tylenol and hydrogen peroxide to it.
The HCG will react with the solution and it will change color to blue indicating pregnancy. No change in color means that you’re not pregnant.
10. Home Test For Pregnancy With Bleach
Last but not the least, you can check for pregnancy at home without kit using ordinary household bleach. This is one of the more accurate tests on this list and even the simplest.
Just pee in a bowl and add some bleach to it. If bubbles start forming, the mixtures starts fizzing and foaming, congratulations you’re pregnant. If that doesn’t happen, tough luck. It is best to do this outdoors or in an open place with good air circulation because the reaction of bleach with urine releases gasses that may make it stuffy.
Note: It is best to use early morning urine to perform all of the above tests. This is the time that HCG content is the highest in pee and its detection would be easier.
There are some other less reliable tests that you can do to check for pregnancy at home without kit. The reason we don’t list them here is that they are in fact unreliable. Chances are if you are looking for ways to test pregnancy at home without kit and none of these home pregnancy tests work for you, you are not pregnant.
In certain circumstances, you could have a missed period and negative pregnancy test together. It could be worth your while to read up on the causes and reasons for missed or late period to find out what may be causing it. In any case do visit your gynecologist to be sure.