(Closed) Pine sol pregnancy testing?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Old wives tale.  Only one that really works is killing the rabbit but why would you want to kill a precious bunny when you can buy a test for $1 at the Dollar Store?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@beachbride1216:  what?!  killing a rabbit will tell you if your pregnant?  I don’t get it…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have no idea what this is, but it sounds bananas. I got 25 tests off of Amazon for $7.49, seems like a good economical option!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@wandering_gypsy:  

@Fruitypebbles193:  The only reliable pregnancy test used to be injecting a rabbit with the woman’s urine and then killing the rabbit so they could dissect it to see if the ovaries were enlarged.  This used to be the only reliable method for determining a pregnancy chemically.  Thankfully not many women expected this test and would just wait out a missed period until the baby quickened and a belly sprouted.  It’s only been since the 70s that they could test for HcG which is what at home tests look for now (originally it took two days to get a result!)

http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/thinblueline/timeline.html

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Aaah yes the “Rabbit Test”

Part truth… part Old Wives Tale (no bunnies were killed)

Just that the phrase “Dead Rabbit” OR “the Bunny Died” came to mean that there was a Positive Pregnancy Test

The Rabbit Test was certainly how a lot of women had their pregnancies confirmed in the 1900s.

When I got pregnant the first time back in the early 1980s, you took a urine sample to the Pharmacy / Drugstore or your Doctor / Gyno.  And they conducted a test, and called you back with the results (not sure if the Rabbit Test was still being done then, or if was like the Home Pregnancy Tests we have now… just more expensive so not widely available).  But that is how it was done.

Wikipedia – Rabbit Test = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_test

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@beachbride1216:  poor bunnies!! That is so strange, you learn something new everyday!  Thanks for sharing!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

This is so funny because my mom was just telling me about “Killing the Rabbit”! I thought it was so weird but I guess before blood tests were very specific it could be a long time before you found out!

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