You want to fake pregnancy with soap as a prank or gag on your partner or friends. Well, according to popular opinion, faking pregnancy positive with soap works.
There are several online variations, however. But essentially, the claim is that soap (bar soap or dish soap) can fake pregnancy because it reacts with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), also known as the pregnancy hormone.
Does soap really fake positive pregnancy?
You may be excited if you already know how pregnancy and standard over-the-counter (OTC) at-home pregnancy tests work. Usually just peeing on the strip and awaiting the result. But this time, you’d add soap to it to fake positive.
Normally, after conception and implantation about 6-12 days later, a pregnant body starts producing hCG. The home pregnancy tests bought from stores then detect the hCG in the urine to return a positive or negative result.
In your case, you want to fake a pregnancy since you’re not pregnant, and hope the claims that soap fakes pregnancy will work.
Meanwhile, here are other methods you can fake it with no urine.
How to fake pregnancy with soap
Should you trust the claims that soap can fake hCG or make pregnancy test strips detect hCG in your urine when there isn’t any? Perhaps, you should just try it out without trusting. Below are the steps to fake pregnancy positive with soap:
1. Collect your morning pee
Get a clean cup or small container and collect your morning pee. You need to run this test in the morning to make your prank realistic since your partner or friends probably know that testing pregnancy in the morning is more advisable since morning urine is typically the most concentrated when it comes to hCG.
2. Add soap to your pee
The next step is to add soap to your cup of pee. According to popular opinion, you need to break off a small piece of bar soap. Others claim you should add a few squirts of dish soap while some recommend a specific ratio, such as 3 times more pee than soap.
3. Insert the pregnancy test strip
Dip the pregnant test according to the instructions on the label and wait anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes for the soap to fake the pregnancy test positive. The idea is that the soap in your urine will present a false positive that fakes the test result.
4. Fake pregnancy symptoms
According to the Mayo Clinic, the classic pregnancy symptoms include a missed period, tender/swollen breast, nausea, increased urination, and fatigue. You need to fake these symptoms to make the prank look real with soap.
a. Missed period
When faking a missed period, you don’t want to tell anyone about your period, if you have one running. If you haven’t one running, tell your partner that you were supposed to see your period but it won’t come.
b. Tender, swollen breasts
You can fake tender, swollen breasts by showing signs of discomfort. Normally, this sign reduces after a few weeks.
c. Nausea with or without vomiting
d. Increased urination
Pretend to urinate more often than usual. Normally, frequent urination in pregnant women indicates an increased amount of blood in the body, which causes the kidneys to process additional fluid sent to the bladder.
Faking fatigue shouldn’t be so difficult. Just get yourself to feel lazy about doing things, especially when the person you’re faking it for is nearby.
No evidence confirms the accuracy of faking homemade pregnancy tests with soap. Also, sources do not specify the type or brand of soap to use that will contain the required hCG that turns your negative urine into positive.