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What is the unusual DIY toothpaste pregnancy test that everyone is trying?

Would you try it?

Would you try the toothpaste pregnancy test?

If you and your partner are trying for a baby, the chances are you will have forked out a lot of money for pregnancy tests.

However, there is a new craze that women across the world are trying which involves testing to see whether or not you’re pregnant – without spending a penny.

The DIY test involves something that you’ve definitely already got at home… toothpaste!

Yup. A pregnancy test with toothpaste does exist.

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According to website negativepregnancytest.com, women 'on a budget' are turning to this way of checking whether or not they’ve conceived.

But how does it work? Don't worry we've got you covered...

How to do the toothpaste pregnancy test

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Want to know how to make a toothpaste pregnancy test? Well apparently, the site claims that the test "involves placing a moderate amount of toothpaste on a plate or in a cup and then adding a few drops of the woman’s urine on it."

If the women is in fact pregnant, the toothpaste will reportedly start to change colour, or froth.

Interest in this unusual at-home pregnancy test has increased over the years, with Google Trends showing that more and more people are searching for information about it.

Does the toothpaste pregnancy test work?

That's a good question. There are YouTube tutorials explaining how, why it works for anyone who is considering doing it and of course there's a few toothpaste pregnancy test reviews.

However, pharmacist Stuart Gale told HuffPost UK: "This is a bit of fun for anyone who thinks they might be pregnant.

"The fizz in the toothpaste is caused by the acid in the urine reacting with the calcium carbonate in the toothpaste to give off carbon dioxide.

"The more acidic the urine is, the greater the fizz. Whether or not a person is or isn’t pregnant wouldn’t make any difference."

He also warns that it’s best to get a pharmacy test to be sure – and we’ve got to say we’re siding with him on this one!

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