Pregnancy is a happiness that only women can experience. Its onset is a long-awaited event, accompanied by certain signs. This article will tell you about each of them, and tell you how to correctly determine the “interesting” situation without a test.
Folk methods of determining early pregnancy
1 ) With the help of red wine
Mix the morning urine with red wine in equal proportions. If there is no pregnancy – the liquid will become cloudy. If pregnant, the fluid will remain clear.
2 ) By the pulse.
Lying on your back, place your fingers 7 cm below your belly button. If you feel a pulsation – pregnancy is there. Herbalists believe that the pregnant uterus “makes” this area pulsate.
3) By basal temperature.
One informative way to determine pregnancy at home without a test is to measure a woman’s basal temperature.
It is checked in the rectum and also in the mouth or vagina. You should find out your basal temperature to find out if you are pregnant 1 to 2 days before your period starts. The female cycle has two phases: before ovulation and after ovulation.
If you ovulated, your basal temperature will drop to just over 37 degrees before your period begins. If this did not happen, if your temperature did not go down, but stayed the same, 37 degrees, congratulations – you are pregnant!
The temperature varies at 37-37.2 degrees in the first 2-4 weeks after conception.
Mercury thermometer to measure the basal temperature should be held:
in the mouth – 5 minutes;
In the vagina/rectum – up to 3 minutes.
The temperature should be measured in the morning without getting out of bed.
4) With the help of baking soda.
In the urine of a pregnant woman there is a change in pH, this indicator shifts to the alkaline side.
How to determine pregnancy without a medical test using baking soda:
Add a teaspoon of the substance to the morning urine and track the reaction. If bubbles formed, the liquid as if “boiled” – you are not pregnant, the urine has retained its usual acidity, which means that a happy event awaits you later.
Soda fell to the bottom of the glass, no reaction – a sign that the woman is pregnant, her urine has the same alkalinity as soda.
But be careful, because there are other reasons why the pH of urine changes to alkaline:
– The predominance of vegetables in a woman’s diet;
– Kidney infections;
– acute diarrhea.
5 ) With iodine.
Put a drop of iodine on the surface of the cup with the urine. If the iodine spreads immediately, there is no pregnancy.
If the iodine spreads with a delay, make the happy daddy happy.
This method has no scientifically proven basis, but it is popular and often allows you to determine pregnancy. It is carried out as follows:
Prepare morning urine, soak a piece of paper in it, drop iodine, if the drop turned purple, pregnancy is likely, turned blue – no.
For the test to work more objectively, you must meet the following conditions:
– Use fresh, morning urine, take the liquid in the middle of urination, the test to be carried out no later than 20 minutes after collecting the material.
– Before collecting urine to conduct a morning toilet, without the use of other means of hygiene, except for baby soap without any additives, dyes, fragrances distort the result.
– The expiration date of iodine must be current, if it has expired, it is not good for determining pregnancy by urine.
– A drop of iodine should not fall on a napkin or a glass of urine from a height, so they blur, pipette must be brought closer to the surface.
How Pregnancy Used to Be Determined Without Tests or Doctors
Some of them are based on mysticism, intuition, dreams. For example, if you dream about fish, in any form – a sign that the woman is expecting a replenishment.
Here are a few other possibilities to determine pregnancy by folk means:
Boil urine in a metal bowl, pour it into a glass container. If the result is positive, precipitate, white flakes will fall out.
Another way to establish the fact of pregnancy using urine was used in the Middle Ages.
Tie a ring on your own hair, hang it over the woman’s belly. If the ring swings or spins in a circle – yes, not moving – no.
There is a belief that if you water the flowers with morning urine of a pregnant woman, they will bloom brighter than usual. Except that by the time the flowers become more lush, the woman will have found other ways to determine whether she is pregnant or not.
The main symptoms that occur in pregnant women: what to expect?
The first signs of pregnancy appear only on days 20-22 of pregnancy, when the fertilized egg has already securely attached to the uterine wall and began its development.
A girl assuming that she is pregnant, should monitor her condition, notice all the changes happening to her body.
Among the symptoms that occur in pregnant women are:
– pain in the lower back
– bouts of nausea
– Rapid fatigue
– Breast enlargement, increased nipple sensitivity
– odor intolerance
– bloody discharge
– Craving for sour, sweet or salty foods