Is the soap pregnancy test real? You may want to know immediately if you are pregnant, whether you have been trying to conceive for some time, or if you are new to this and recently experienced a suspicious wave of nausea.
You realize you used your last at-home pregnancy test the previous month as you reach for the bathroom medicine cabinet. However, there are rumors that claim you can perform tests using everyday items from the house rather than store-bought ones. Your search the internet and discover a tonne of websites that claim you can check your pregnancy status with regular soap!
It may sound too good to be true, but does this inexpensive replacement for common home pregnancy tests—which also saves you a trip to the store—sound unreal?
How Soap Pregnancy Test Works
Although there are some variations online, the basic premise is that soap, whether bar or dish soap, reacts with hCG, also known as the “pregnancy hormone.”
If you are familiar with pregnancy and the operation of common over-the-counter (OTC) at-home pregnancy tests, this may excite you. In essence, your body begins to produce hCG after conception and once implantation takes place about 6 to 12 days later. Home pregnancy tests from the store work by detecting hCG in your urine and reporting the results.
Pregnancy tests can cost upwards of $10 each at the store, so learning that soap reacts with hCG is like discovering a gold mine (if these websites are to be believed).
In a moment, more on whether or not to believe these websites. Initially, a quick how-to:
- Fill a clean cup with your first-morning urinal. Why urinate in the morning? The fact that this urine is typically the most concentrated when it comes to hCG is one thing supporters of this method get right.
- Fill the cup with soap and urinate in it. Some sources advise breaking off a tiny bar of soap, while others advise adding a few dishwashing liquid squirts. Some advocate using a specific ratio, such as three times more pee than soap.
- Wait for five to ten minutes.
- You are pregnant if there is a change of any kind. You have a cup of soapy pee if there isn’t.
- Regarding the positive change, some sources claim that the soap will become more foamy and bubbly, while others claim that it will turn green. The majority of websites seem to suggest that no matter what kind of change occurs, you’ll know it when you see it.
Is Soap Pregnancy Test Real?
The reliability of soap-based home pregnancy tests has not been studied. And if you’re curious about the reliability of over-the-counter pregnancy tests, check out these two studies. There are also some warning signs.
One problem is that websites advocating this technique typically don’t say what brand or type of soap should be used. There is a great variety of soaps. For instance, the color of your urine may change from blue to green when using blue dish soap, regardless of your hCG levels. And if you add something to a hand soap that foams on its own, it may become foamy.
Additionally, there are anecdotal reports of people who are not pregnant experiencing “positive” outcomes. These makeshift examinations have no basis in science. Soap pregnancy in our opinion is not real and is dangerous! Don’t try it.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Take a clean bowl and Mix 2 drops of Shampoo and 2 drops of Urine.
- Do not shake the mixture, as this can cause frothing.
- The woman is supposedly not pregnant If the shampoo does not react.
- The woman is pregnant If it bubbles or froths.
Does soap react with hCG?
The soap or urine may also cause a chemical reaction depending on what’s in it.
There’s probably no damage done if you try the soap pregnancy test described on the internet just for kicks.
But don’t put too much stock in the results of those pregnancy tests you can buy in a bar of soap. No scientific evidence supports the idea that soap reacts with hCG, and anecdotal evidence suggests the opposite.
When trying to determine if you are pregnant, it is best to use a tried-and-true method and, if you can wait, to take the test the day after your period is expected.
Also Read: Should you worry if your pregnancy symptoms come and go? why do pregnancy symptoms come and go?
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