All you need to know about Salt Pregnancy Test.
Imagine for a second, that you are a woman living in the 18th century. You may suspect you are pregnant but you are not sure. What you would do?
Or, you are a young girl who is not supposed to get pregnant but finds yourself experiencing all the symptoms but doesn’t want to walk into a pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test.
During the olden days, women had to wait for symptoms of pregnancy to show – late period, morning sickness, fatigue, and an expanding belly — to reliably know their pregnancy status.
People nowadays still use DIY or homemade pregnancy tests to determine whether you are pregnant or not.
A particularly popular one involves nothing more than common table salt, a couple of small bowls, and — ahem — the contents of your bladder.
How does this salty test work and how reliable is it? (PS: Don’t get your hopes up.) Let’s dive in.
Requirements for the Test
According to various sources — none of which have scientific credentials — you’ll need the following to do the salt pregnancy test:
- one small, clean, non-porous bowl or cup to collect your urine
- one small, clean, non-porous bowl or cup for your salt-pee mixture
- a couple spoonfuls of table salt
Ideally, use a clear bowl or cup for your mixture so you can better see the results.
The type of salt isn’t really specified beyond “common” on most sites.
How to do the Test
- First, place a couple spoonfuls of salt in your clear bowl or cup.
- Then, collect a small amount of first-morning urine in the other container.
- Pour your pee over the salt.
- Wait for some time.
How to read the Results
If your pee turns milky or cheesy in appearance then that means you are pregnant but if doesn’t then you are not.
PS: The salt pregnancy test is best done as an all-in-good-fun experiment. It has no medical backing, scientific basis, or physician endorsement. There’s no reason to believe salt reacts with hCG. There are no published studies supporting this idea or the test in general.
If you think you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test or talk to your doctor. If you’re just dying to test using salt, go for it — but don’t take the results too seriously, and use a tried-and-true method to confirm.