Tuesday, September 11, 2007

To Drano, or not to Drano...

I know this may be a little weird, but it has worked a few times. You ever hear of taking the Drano test while you are pregnant? No worries, you don't ingest it, inhale it (please don't do that), you just add a Tablespoon of it to your urine sample. Well, I am not exactly sure if timing is a crucial issue with this test, or not, but I have done this with 2 of my pregnancies, and it was accurate. I know my friend Lisa has done this test with me when we were both pregnant this last time, and it was accurate. Here is what you do, when you are in your second trimester (for sure):

Pee in a cup.

Take the pee in a cup outside (for good ventilation) or, have someone else do step #3.

Add 1 Tablespoon of Crystal Drano to the cup.

Stand back, way back, and watch for the reaction it causes.

The results (usually) mean boy or girl. If there isn't much of a reaction, it is supposed to mean you will have a boy. If it has a big reaction and fuzzes up, it would mean you were carrying a girl. Here are the results from my test when I did it with Lisa.

Lisa had the one on the left, and my test was the one on the right. I didn't know if I was having a boy or girl, but Lisa knew she was having a boy. Obviously, we both had different reactions. She was having a boy. Well, a few months after she had her little boy, I had a girl. Having done this test before, and the results showing a boy (with having a boy), I was sold on the idea that this test works! Well, I have a friend that did this test when she was about 4-5 months along. She didn't get much of a reaction, so we thought for sure she was having a boy. Well, she just had her baby...and SURPRISE, SHE is a girl! Wow...so, maybe that Drano test isn't so accurate, or could the timing be a factor? Could our diet be a factor? I guess that is what we get for trying to figure out if she was a she or a he. :) Maybe God was teaching us a lesson. Who knows??


Canoearoo said...

The drano test is a reaction to your pH in the urine. The reason it seems to work some of the time is because some pregnant women crave different things when pregnant. And the food you eat effect the pH of the urine. So if a person isn't craving the normal foods for that sex then the drano test will be wrong.

ablondeblogger said...

I never heard of that! Might have come in handy when the sonogram said my youngest child was a boy and instead a girl popped out, lol!

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penguinsandladybugs said...

See....that's what I love about blogs. People share some really interesting things that I have never, ever heard of!! I so would have done this with my pregnancies (they are 10 and 12 now) if I had only known!