Drano Pregnancy Test – The Truth Behind The Myth

When you are pregnant it seems like people come out of the woodwork with stories and tales of how you can tell whether you are carrying a baby boy or girl. It can be incredible at times to hear some of these amazing myths on pregnancy. But, the most bizarre method is without a doubt, the Drano pregnancy test. This one has been making the rounds for years.

The story behind the drano gender test is that you can determine the gender of any baby by mixing together drano drain cleaner and the urine from a pregnant woman during the 4th month of pregnancy. Let’s take a closer look at this and discover the truth behind this myth, although I think we all have a good idea already!

First off…I do NOT advise anyone to try this method. Aside from it being a totally bogus method of determining the sex of your baby, it can also produce toxic fumes which can be quite dangerous to anyone, let alone a woman who is carrying a baby. Common sense should tell you this is not something that should be tried and hopefully this article will help put this to rest.

The Drano Pregnancy Test Recipe

In order to perform the drano/draino test you are told to have the following supplies on hand:

Crystal Drano – 2 tablespoons

A glass quart jar that you can toss out later

3 ounces of urine that are given in the morning hours

Take everything outside and put the 2 tablespoons of drano inside the quart jar. Next, add in the urine and stand back. Apparently the fumes are atrocious! Give time for everything to mix together.

Now, when everything has mixed together you can take a look at what color it has turned in to. Here are the colors they say will determine what the gender is.

If it is brown, black or dark blue…it’s a boy

If it is clear, green, or light blue…it’s a girl

After you have finished with the test you are supposed to immediately dispose of the mixture. Probably a real good idea since you can only imagine what it smells like!

There is NO anecdotal evidence to support the accuracy of this test. The funny thing about this pregnancy myth is the fact that the colors change with every person who tells the story.

So, what is the truth about the drano pregnancy test? It doesn’t work and it can be dangerous to try. You are better off with an ultrasound to help determine whether you are carrying a baby boy or girl. This is one myth that simply needs to be permanently laid to rest.

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