It’s been a myth, we’ve heard about it before, but we decided to do a full-on explanation of the process and the science behind it.
Does the toothpaste pregnancy test work? Well, let’s start by explaining what it is and how to perform one. You squeeze some toothpaste onto a dish (preferably not one you’d use to eat from), and then apply several drops of your morning pee. They say to use regular, plain white toothpaste. Mix it up (preferably not with something you’d use to eat from), and wait about 3 minutes. Have a snack while you wait (preferably not from the… nevermind).
It’s said that if you’re pregnant, the toothpaste will froth up and may even turn a shade of blue. If it just sits there and makes you wonder about how you’re going to clean up, then the test is negative.
Science says (well, not just science but the people who do science) that you shouldn’t take this “trend” seriously. It’s just the acid in your pee reacting with the calcium carbonate in the toothpaste. Truth be told, a pregnant woman’s pee is actually less acidic than normal, and there would be less fizzing. According to the toothpaste pregnancy test, most men are pregnant too, because their pee starts fizzing on toothpaste.
I just want to know who came up with this. How did that conversation go? “I want to pee on toothpaste today.” Weird.
Oh! There’s a tutorial video too!
Just try not to recycle the toothpaste.