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A 31-year-old female asked:

how accurate is homemade baking soda pregnancy test? my last 3 cycles were 25 days on the dot and i'm late. i know it can vary and it has in the past but i freak alittle every time. i don't want to waste money on a test yet. the test did fizz

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No such thing: There is no such thing as an accurate homemade baking soda pregnancy test, nor a baking powder pregnancy test, nor a cream of tartar test. Home urine pregnancy tests are cheap to buy, sold everywhere, and accurate by 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after missing a regular period.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pregnancy test: You can purchase a pregnancy test for as little as 99 cents & get accurate results. A homemade test made of baking soda would not be accurate.

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