How to check pregnancy at home

Pregnancy can be confirmed right at home with the help of some simple tests. In the first place, missing period, nausea or vomiting or some changes in breasts like tenderness or fullness or a tingling sensation can all indicate that the candidate has become pregnant. In addition here are a few simple pregnancy tests at home.

Home pregnancy test


Home pregnancy test determines pregnancy by detecting the presence of Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine sample. You can do this test 5 to 10 days after you miss your period. In the morning collect the mid-stream urine in a clear glass. Using a dropper, add the urine sample to the marked pit or absorbent tip. Leave the set up undisturbed and check the instructions given to interpret the result.

Testing stored urine

Collect your urine in a bottle or vessel.


Leave it undisturbed for 3 to 4 hours.

If you note a white film on the surface of the urine sample, it is likely that you are pregnant and if the urine is clear, you are not pregnant.

Wheat and barley test


This is an interesting and playful test that has its origin in ancient Egypt. When tested in the modern laboratories, this test is found to give 70% accurate results. The candidate is asked to urinate on wheat and barley seeds over a period of seven days in a row. If the wheat seeds sprout, the woman will have a girl child. If the barley seeds sprout, the woman will get a boy child. If neither of them sprout, the woman is not pregnant.