Pregnancy test with iodine
When you really want to know if there is a pregnancy or not, and the nearest pharmacy is somewhere in the distance and all the tests have already been spent, you have to use folk methods of identification. The most common method is a pregnancy test with iodine. Such an occupation will distract from the experience, will awaken the experimenter in the shower, and the grandmothers say that they used this method successfully.
The definition of pregnancy with iodine occurs in two ways. In both cases, the morning average portion of urine and iodine is needed. More about each method below.
Clean white office paper is wetted in the urine, laid out on a flat surface. Then a drop of iodine drips onto it. For accuracy and avoidance of overflow, it is better to use a pipette. Iodine getting on the urine of a pregnant woman turns blue or blushes. In the absence of pregnancy – the color does not change.
It is believed that when pregnancy begins, the hormonal background changes and the pH of the urine changes from neutral to acidic or alkaline, which changes the color of iodine. But changes in the alkaline balance, hormonal failures can take place without conception. Therefore, such a method of determination can not be exact. Even pharmacy tests that contain indicators for hormones do not give a 100% guarantee.
The second method is slightly more hygienic and easy to perform. For him, again, need: a pipette, iodine, morning urine and a sterile can. In this case, a drop of iodine is smoothly applied directly to the jar with urine. At the pregnant woman – the drop does not spread, it remains on the surface. In the absence of pregnancy – iodine dissolves and mixes with urine.
Doctors are categorically against trusting the results of such tests. They argue that there is no scientific evidence and explanations for the reactions. It is recommended to always consult a doctor, with the first doubts and thoughts of conception. Responsible attitude to yourself and pregnancy is the guarantee of the birth of a healthy child and the passage of the pregnancy stage without complications.
Important! It is not recommended to trust even pharmacy tests, they are designed for temporary comfort. If you suspect pregnancy, you should definitely consult a doctor.
If you suspect that you are in an interesting position, and there is no test at hand, you can test your pregnancy with iodine. This method has no scientific justification, but it helps to distract and occupy yourself. At the first opportunity it is necessary to consult a doctor, regardless of whether the desired pregnancy or not.
Author: Egorov Alexey
Video instruction how to make a test
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