There are quite a few signs of an early pregnancy that may give you a hint whether or not you are pregnant.
But if you turn this into a guessing game, the stress levels can go really high, and there is no guarantee that you will reach any conclusion.
If you want to really find out whether or not you are pregnant, and take the necessary precautions or health steps, know how you can check for a pregnancy test at home.
Do A Home Pregnancy Test
This is one of those tests that you can do the moment you miss the first one or two days of your period and if you don’t want to wait it out for longer. This is the same test that you do by peeing on a stick. The test looks for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) that is present in the body only when someone is pregnant. The pregnancy test kit has a stick that contains a chemical which will change its colour if it comes in contact with HCG.
Storing The Urine Sample
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For this, you need to first take a sample of your urine and leave it in a bottle that is meant for collecting urine samples. Let it sit undisturbed for about 3 to 4 hours. If you notice any whitish layer on the surface of the sample, it could mean you are pregnant. If the urine remains as it was when the sample was collected, it means you are not pregnant.
The Morning Toothpaste Test
To do the morning toothpaste test, you need to take a sample of urine the moment you wake up in the morning. Collect this in a test bottle and add some amount of white toothpaste into this. Now leave it for about 3 to 4 hours. If there is any change in the colour or if there is any frothy layer in the sample, it could mean you are pregnant.
Do The Bleach Test
Take a urine sample right after waking up in the morning and add a bit of bleaching powder in the bottle. If there is a hissing and foaming in the sample, it could mean that this is a pregnancy sample. In case there is no bleach available in the house, you can also add some concentrated soap solution.
Keep in mind that these are not medical tests and do not have any accurate scientific backing. If you really want to be absolutely sure, consult a gynecologist to find out if you are really pregnant.
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