Can you imagine the look on your partner’s face if you came into the room wielding a positive pregnancy test? It’s a pretty cruel joke to play on an unsuspecting lover who isn’t quite ready to become a parent but still, we wouldn’t be human if we couldn’t play a dark prank from time to time.
Home pregnancy tests give pretty accurate results these days but there is a way to create a fake positive pregnancy test using nothing more than the last dregs of your lunchtime soda.
We will look at how to make a pregnancy test positive with soda.
We’ll give you some other easy ways to make fake pregnancy tests at home.
Should You Fake A Pregnancy Test?
Now, before we dive into the fun, I’d like to take a moment to discuss the moral side of faking a positive pregnancy test.
For most people, this will be a fun prank that’ll get your partner shaking in his boots. However, there may be times that your fake pregnancy test doesn’t receive such humor so it’s worth weighing up how you think your other half will react before you go about the meticulous planning it’ll take to pull off this ultimate prank.
Faking A Pregnancy Test Using Soda
You might not have thought it but that soda you guzzle with every meal actually has a dual purpose. Well, if you’re looking to fake a pregnancy test, it does.
You will need to get your hands on any regular pregnancy kit as well as some soda; cola works very well for this.
Pregnancy tests work by detecting HCG levels in the urine and there are some that do the same but via a blood test. The home pregnancy test kit works with the HCG hormone in your urine. Since most of us like to pee in private, this is an easy way to pull off your prank.
Make sure that you hide a can or bottle of soda in the bathroom well in advance of using the test kit. You’ll need to store it somewhere that your other half won’t think to look such as the cupboard you keep your tampons or maybe at the bottom of the laundry basket.
When the moment arrives, simply grab your pregnancy kit, head to the bathroom and, instead of peeing on it, dip the end into the cola. Now all you need to do is wait for the soda to work its magic and you should be left with a positive test result that’ll blow your partner’s mind.
Setting The Scene
Before you produce a positive pregnancy test it’s important to think about planning ahead. To make this prank as convincing as possible, you’re going to want to make your partner suspect that you could be showing early signs of pregnancy.
These signs vary massively among pregnant women but some of the most common pregnancy symptoms include morning sickness, nausea, mood swings, weight gain, wanting to eat weird food combinations, swollen breasts, and of course, the classic missed period.
You can get really creative when it comes to your fake pregnancy prank. If you can force yourself to cry then do this at the most unexpected moments – ‘I don’t know what came over me, I just felt so emotional when I dropped that piece of broccoli on the floor.’
While it can be a little more difficult to fake throwing up, you can download apps that make sounds or even play vomiting sounds on YouTube; evil plan? Yes. Genius idea? Also yes!
After complaining about aches, pains, sickness, and those fake mood swings, your partner might even encourage to you take a test without any pushing from you. It’ll all unravel just as you intended.
A Note On False Positive Results
When you take a pregnancy test, you have to be really careful that the second line is in fact a positive line. Some tests will have evaporation lines that look extremely similar to a positive result. They are more common with blue dye pregnancy tests where the exact shade of the positive line is not as easily determinable as those made with pink dyes. For this reason, I’d suggest making sure that you choose the right type of pregnancy test to avoid a pesky evaporation line ruining all of your hard work.
That said, if you take a pregnancy test because you genuinely think you will test positive but don’t, then the evaporation line could be a fun way to kid your partner before revealing that you won’t need to convert the spare room after all.
Are There Other Ways To Fake A Pregnancy Test?
If you can’t do the soda method, then there are some brilliant other ways to get false positives from most pregnancy tests.
Get An Old Test
Once a pregnancy test is out of date, the results are far less reliable and it’s incredibly common to get a false positive result. If you have an old test lying around the house then you could use this to fool your partner into thinking you’re actually pregnant. The only real issue is that you’re not guaranteed that positive result.
Try An Ovulation Test
Men aren’t always clued up on things like pregnancy tests and other female items which is why it could be really easy to use an ovulation test to give him a fright.
If you want to be successful with this method, you’ll need to make sure that you do it in sync with your body. It’s normally between day 12 and day 14 of your cycle that you’ll ovulate so do the test between these days and you’ve got yourself something that looks incredibly similar to the real deal.
Enlist The Help Of A Pregnant Friend
If you know a pregnant woman such as a friend or family member then she might be willing to let you borrow a bit of her urine. Either ask her to pee directly onto the stick or get her to collect some urine in a plastic container and then perform the test yourself. One of the great things about this method is that you’re guaranteed to get positive test results.
Test While On Your Period
While there is no hard and fast evidence to suggest this would 100% work, there is suggestion that taking a pregnancy test on your period can affect the results. This is because it is thought that the presence of blood in the urine sample might allow you to fake a positive pregnancy test.
Test While Drying Your Hair
Yes, you read that right. An alternative way to fake a pregnancy test is by running the test under your hairdryer on a hot setting. The theory is that the heat should be strong enough to create a false pregnancy test result and you can kill two birds with one stone by styling your hair at the same time.
While these test kits usually work by detecting levels of pregnancy hormones in your urine, that isn’t going to be possible if you’re not actually pregnant. However, you can mimic those pregnancy hormones by adding a small amount of soap to your urine sample. When you dip the test stick into the urine, you’ll get the false positive result you’ve been looking for.
If All Else Fails, Buy A Fake Pregnancy Test Online
You can buy all sorts on the internet so it’ll hardly come as a surprise that there are websites out there allowing women to fake pregnancy.
There are fake test kits out there that come looking exactly the same as a regular pregnancy test. The difference is that there is no need for any HCG in the urine as you could dip these tests in anything from carbonated water to coffee and they’d still produce a positive result.
This is a perfect method if you’re looking to involve your partner in the process. Just pop to the bathroom and tell him you’re going to pee in a container then do the test together. While you’re in there, add a bit of apple juice to the container as this looks the same color as your pee.
Let your boyfriend or husband dip the test stick in and watch his face as that positive result starts forming.
If you want to make a pregnancy test positive without actually having to get yourself knocked up then there are a few ways to do this. One of the easiest and most effective is to use soda as this works on many tests to produce a positive result.
Regardless of which method you choose, you’ve got to make the prank convincing. So, spend plenty of time dropping hints that you might be pregnant and let the story unfold by itself.
It is important to note that any information suggesting methods to make a pregnancy test positive, including the use of soda, is false and misleading. Pregnancy tests are designed to detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced during pregnancy. The use of any substance to manipulate the results of a pregnancy test is not only unreliable but also potentially harmful. It is always recommended to use pregnancy tests as directed and to seek proper medical advice for any concerns about pregnancy.