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Last Updated: May 11, 2023

Pregnancy tests

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Dr. Sapna KhareGynaecologist • 16 Years Exp.MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
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All women in the world go through this process called pregnancy. Pregnancy and its gestation period is highly stress demanding time.becoming mother is lovely but one must be prepared for it. So before conceiving a child we must confirm pregnancy, because we may want or we may not so it will be easy to make a decision before starting with anything. There are many drug kits like prega news which can give you the correct result. This kit is used in private.

As there are many pregnancy kits in the market, there are many traditional methods used by our grandmothers. It uses medicinal and natural ingredients as well as being safe and efficient. 


Kits available in the market can be used but home made tests can have many benefits like:

  • Using natural ingredients for pregnancy tests is easy and nobody will be able to know about it if you do not want to expose it.
  • Ingredients which are used in home made tests are found normally in the kitchen.
  • This test can be performed at home easily and comfortably.
  • Homemade test’s ingredients are cost effective.
  • Ingredients used do not expire so good to use.


When a woman gets fertilized and starts to  conceive the embryo, the fertilized egg descends from the fallopian tube and attaches itself to the uterine wall. At the stage of placenta formation embryos start producing a hormone called  human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone enters the bloodstream and in urine.  The test( home made or kit ) uses antibodies of this hcg in the urine to detect the pregnancy in women.

When women get pregnant she misses the successive period. During which HCG hormone concentration increases. So women must check it after her first miss of the period. We should check for pregnancy twice or thrice because it is difficult to get results.

When women don't keep up with their menstruation cycle, there are chances of miscalculation of period date and women menstruate at different times in months. This might be a sign of pregnancy by miss date but must be confirmed with a pregnancy test.

  • 5 mIU/ml of HCG is a negative test.
  • 6 mIU/ml and 24 mIU/ml of HCG is a unsure test.
  • 25 mIU/ml of HCG is a positive result test.

Natural test

Salt in the kitchen can be used to test. Ingredients needed are the morning urine sample, salt, and glass to mix.

  • Take a morning urine sample and a pinch of salt in a glass. Mix it well and wait for three minutes.
  • After reaction creamy white clumps are formed which get positive results.
  • If there is no formation of white clumps, you are not pregnant.

Sugar in the kitchen can be used in this test. Ingredients needed are morning urine samples,sugar, and glass to mix. 

  • Take a morning urine sample and add sugar in a glass.mix it well and wait.
  • HCG  urine does not dissolve the sugar, it forms the lumps this means you are pregnant.
  • If sugar gets dissolved, you are pregnant.

We eat Wheat and barley in our diet. We can use it to determine the pregnancy. In this the principle is that seed if wheat and barley germinate at double rate in that urine. Ingredients required are wheat seed, urine sample, glass bowl.

  • Put wheat and barley seeds into a bowl and add the urine sample. Leave it for 2 days.
  • If seeds germinate you are pregnant.
  • If seeds do not germinate you are not pregnant.

This mustard is used. Principle is that mustard helps to generate the heat in the body which helps activate the period. Ingredients needed are half cup mustard powder, and warm water in a tub.

  • In a warm water tub add mustard powder and immerse  yourself in it for 20 days. Wait for 2 and 3 days to see periods.
  • If you get periods you are not pregnant.
  • If you do not get a period, you are pregnant.

Dandelion plants can give you an accurate test for pregnancy. Ingredients needed are dandelion leaves, plastic sheet, and morning urine sample.

  1. Take a plastic sheet and spread dandelion leaves on it. Pour the urine sample over it and wait for 15 min.
  2. If you are pregnant, the leaves turn to reddish-brown or bubble formation takes place.
  3. If you are not pregnant, there will be no changes in the leaves color.

A test is done by storing urine. Items needed are a glass jar and a morning urine sample.

  • Take the morning urine and place it in a glass jar.
  • If there is a layer formation in the jar, you are pregnant.
  • If there is no formation in the jar you are not pregnant.

Wine can be used to detect pregnancy. Ingredients needed are morning urine samples and wine.

  • Mix the urine and wine. Let it rest for a few minutes.
  • If the color changes of the wine, then you are pregnant.
  • If color doesn't change, then you are not pregnant.

In this test you need tuna extract juice, white vinegar, and urine samples.

  • Take the tuna juice and white vinegar. For a day of gap add the urine in it.
  • If the green color comes out you are pregnant.
  • If the yellow color comes out, then you are not pregnant.

Take a small amount of toothpaste  and mix it with urine. If it turns blue and frothy you are pregnant. No reaction means you are not pregnant.

Basal body temperature in the morning remains 37 degrees when you are pregnant. If it is lower than 37 degrees you are not pregnant.


Pregnancy can be a stressful and important decision to make, so we should be confirmed on this matter. Natural tests are easy and efficient. If you have any problem related to its complications please visit a doctor

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