PregnancyHome pregnancy test: remedies to know if you are pregnant at home

Home pregnancy test: remedies to know if you are pregnant at home

Did you know that there are natural remedies to know if you are pregnant at home, in a totally natural way? They are home pregnancy tests, very old and popular.

A pregnancy is probably one of the most important, wonderful and unique stages in a woman’s life. But before doing so, she faces a certainly crucial question:  “Is it true that I will be pregnant?”. 

Doubts may come from the first symptoms that arise after conception and finally pregnancy, especially when it is not yet possible to carry out a conventional pregnancy test (also popularly known as a pregnancy test).

However, there is no doubt that there is a fundamental sign: the delay of menstruation, something much more evident when a woman’s period tends to be regular, and there would never have been delays of many days before. But, indeed, it is not the only symptom.

Which are the first pregnancy symptoms?

There are a series of more or less early signs that can warn a woman about the possibility that she is pregnant. They are as follows:

  • Slight bleeding: Although it is not always a symptom that occurs in all occasions, when fertilization occurs a few days later, small blood losses may occur, which can be confused with a less than usual menstruation. This bleeding appears as a consequence of the implantation of the fertilized ovum.
  • More sensitive breasts: It is a symptom that also tends to occur with the arrival of menstruation, which is why it can also go unnoticed. In fact, it is a common sign of PMS.
  • Tiredness: Despite being much more evident during the first months of pregnancy, it is possible that the feeling of fatigue begins from the first days after conception and subsequent implantation.

Home remedies to know if you are pregnant at home

Did you know that there are some natural remedies that can help you know if a woman is pregnant or not? Obviously, we must warn that this type of home test should be taken as mere entertainment, and never become an original pregnancy test since they do not have any type of scientific validity, not being much less reliable compared to a blood test or with the common urine test.

The home oil test

It is one of the best known, popular and oldest remedies, about which we were already talking to you on a previous occasion. Its preparation is really simple, and for many women who have tried it, it tends to be apparently effective.

First you must urinate into a transparent container. Reserve the sample, covering it with aluminum foil, and letting it cool slightly for at least 30 minutes. Then, when the urine has cooled, add two droplets of oil with the help of a dropper, pouring them separately into the sample.

Now it’s time for the most important thing: to wait again, although this time only for 3 minutes. If the two oil droplets have come together, it means that you are pregnant. On the contrary, if they haven’t gotten together, you wouldn’t be.

The pendulum home test

It is another very old folk remedy, much faster – and curious – than the previous oil test.  You can either use a pendulum, or make a similar one easily with the help of a needle and a cloth thread.

Thread the fabric thread to the needle joining the two ends with the help of a new one, leaving a distance between the needle and the knot of at least 15 centimeters. In addition, you need the help of someone you know so that you cannot influence the result.

Lie down in a comfortable place on your back. The person helping you has to put the needle or the pendulum on your abdomen leaving a distance of about 10 centimeters. If the pendulum or needle is moving it means that you are pregnant. Otherwise, if they stay still, it means that you would not be.

The home swab test

To perform this home test you only need an ear swab and disinfectant soap. You must take the swab carefully and insert it into your vagina, in the same way as if you were doing it with a tampon.

If it is clean when you take it out, it could be an indication that menstruation is not going to come. However, if it is spotted, it would mean that you are not pregnant and you would have a period.


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