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When a woman wants to know if she’s pregnant, she wants to know right this second. She doesn’t want to wait a few weeks or wonder if the results of her home pregnancy test are accurate. She doesn’t want to wait for a doctor’s admission that her blood tests show she’s pregnant. She wants to know now. It’s a trait most women who want desperately to have a child possess.
For this reason, many women take matters into their own hands and attempt to see if they are pregnant using alternative methods that might not necessarily be very safe. Additionally, many women take matters into their own hands to determine whether or not they are carrying a boy or a girl before they receive an ultrasound to confirm the gender of their baby. These tests, while mostly meaningless and innocent, are fine. However, there is one test that is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
The Drano Pregnancy Test
Many women believe that they can use a household chemical to determine the gender of their unborn child. This is said to work when the gestational age of the baby is around four months. It’s said that using Drano can allegedly help women determine whether or not they are having a boy or a girl by testing their urine. Keep in mind that this is an alleged myth that some women use in desperation to find out what gender their baby may or may not be.
Additionally, keep in mind that the use of any household cleaner or chemical is not intended for women who are expecting a child and can be highly dangerous to a woman’s health and the health of her unborn child. Furthermore, understand that there are absolutely no medical reasons to believe that the Drano pregnancy test works. It is an urban legend, just as the ring on the string above the belly and the Chinese gender predictor tests, although far more dangerous to your health and the health of your unborn child.
How The Drano Gender Prediction Test Works
To use the Drano pregnancy test to determine the gender of your baby all you have to do is mix drano with your urine and look for a change in color. The changing color is supposed to indicate the gender of your baby. By mixing a cup of Drano with your urine you can determine the gender of your baby by checking to see if the mixture turns brown or blue. If it turns blue, you are allegedly pregnant with a little girl. If it turns brown, you are allegedly pregnant with a little boy.
There are dozens of different sets of instructions that go along with this test. Each one has its own schedule of time for when you should check the color after mixing the two ingredients. Since there is no set or scheduled time, it should serve as yet another indicator why this test is dangerous and not at all accurate.
Why Using The Drano Gender Test Is Dangerous
When medical labs decided to test this Drano pregnancy test theory to see if it does help women predict their baby’s gender, they did extensive testing. While testing, the donned chemical masks and suits and contained the mixture in safety containers for fear that they would explode or contaminate the room with fumes. Drano is a toxic poison and mixing it with urine is dangerous.
The fumes alone from Drano can cause anyone to become sick when inhaled. For this reason, it’s advised that anyone who uses this in their drains be very careful not to breathe in the fumes. Pregnant women are advised not to use this chemical at all during pregnancy.
With that in mind, it should help you to understand a few things. The first thing you must understand is that using the Drano test to determine the gender of your unborn child is far more dangerous than you imagine. Additionally, you are putting yourself and your baby at risk – an unnecessary risk at that – to receive results that are not 100 percent accurate. As a soon-to-be mother, your child’s safety should always be your first priority. Using the Drano pregnancy test is not a safe or accurate way to determine your child’s gender.
Another thing you must understand is that this is a toxic chemical. You and your unborn baby are at risk of inhaling the fumes and becoming ill, but so are the rest of the people in your household. In short, it is always a good idea to avoid using toxic chemicals during pregnancy, no matter how much you want to know what you are having. Since it’s not an accurate indication, your best bet is to wait until your doctor schedules your baby’s ultrasound to attempt to determine the gender of your baby.