Women have started trying a new home pregnancy test where you urinate on toothpaste. Life & Style Magazine shared the news about this new pregnancy test that they are doing it home. You can buy a pregnancy test at any store, for as cheap as a dollar, but sometimes people don’t want to get caught buying one. If this pregnancy test works, then it is a great alternative.
If you mix urine and toothpaste it will allegedly make a chemical reaction that will show if you are pregnant or not. A YouTube video is going viral that shows how it works. This video is only two minutes long, but it has been viewed over 2 million times now. A lot of people are going to be trying this now that it is going viral, though.
To do this test, you need one bowl with urine and one with toothpaste. You want to remember that the first-morning urine is usually the best one to test if you are pregnant or not. You add a few drops of the urine into the toothpaste and stir it up to see if you get a reaction. They say that if the toothpaste ends up with a bluish tint and begins to foam then you could be pregnant. People believe that this works.
Stuart Gale, owner and chief pharmacist at Oxford Online Pharmacy, says that this is just for fun and doesn’t really work at all.
“The fizz in the toothpaste is caused by the acid in the urine reacting with the calcium carbonate in the toothpaste to give off carbon dioxide. The more acidic the urine is, the greater the fizz. Whether or not a person is or isn’t pregnant wouldn’t make any difference,” he explained. There are a lot of people that believe it works and then others that don’t think it works. That isn’t going to stop people from trying to do it, though.
Bleach has been known in the past be another trick to see if you are pregnant, but the best way is to go to the store and get a test or even get a blood test from the doctor. Would you add urine on toothpaste at home and trust that as a pregnancy test? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts about this new kind of pregnancy test.
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