The short answer is – yes, apple juice can make pregnancy tests positive. If you apply a few drops of apple juice to a pregnancy test kit, the results will turn positive.
However, it’s important to understand a few things. Otherwise, that “fake” result could cost you dearly in the long run.
For instance, not all pregnancy kits will turn positive when dipped in apple juice. If you follow the wrong procedure, you may later find that you were genuinely pregnant, which could put you in an awkward position. Additionally, faking pregnancy could land you in jail in some states. It may also cause other unforeseen consequences that may affect your friends and loved ones adversely.
Let’s look at how the whole process works, other tricks people use to fake pregnancies, and why faking it might not be a good idea.
How Pregnancy Kits Work
To understand how apple juice would return a positive result for pregnancy tests, it’s important first to find out how pregnancy kits work.
A pregnancy kit tests for the presence of a hormone known as the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is present in abundance in pregnant women.
When the sperm fertilizes the ovary or egg in the fallopian tube, the fertilized egg travels down to the uterus and attaches to the walls of the womb. It’s a process that can take 6-12 days depending on several factors.
Then, the womb begins producing the HCG hormone. HCG is a hormone for the maternal recognition of pregnancy. It’s produced by trophoblast cells surrounding the growing embryo, which eventually form the placenta after implantation.
HCG levels tech to increase sharply during the early stages of pregnancy. Most take-home pregnancy kits only return a positive result for HCG levels between 25 and 50.
Test kits have specific enzymes that change the strip’s color or lead to a revelation of a line if the test is positive. The test is mainly performed using urine. You can pee on the stick or dip it in a cup of urine.
How to Fake a Pregnancy with Apple Juice – Make Pregnancy Tests Positive
People who fake pregnancies, for whatever reasons, have discovered that apple juice is one of the best tools for the trade. Dipping the pregnancy test kit into apple juice and letting it rest for a few seconds returns results similar to an actual pregnancy.
The science behind it is elementary. Hormones in a pregnant woman’s urine are a bit sugary. Since apple juice is also highly sugary, chemical reactions between the juice and enzymes in the test kit can return positive pregnancy results.
It’s worth noting that not all apple juice pregnancy “tests” will return a positive result. Indeed, some pregnancy test kit manufacturers have recently embarked on making fool-proof test kits that cannot be manipulated with apple juice.
However, most apple juice tests today return a positive result. Many women have tried it and testified about the results.
It’s a relatively simple process too. If you’d like to fake a pregnancy result for whatever reasons (most women do it to prank their partners), proceed as follows;
- Pour a little apple juice into a container and take your pregnancy testing kit out.
- Draw the apple juice into a dropper and apply a few drops to the test kit.
- Wait for about five minutes.
- Check the readings on the pregnancy test kit. It should be a positive result.
Those who’ve tried the trick success say you shouldn’t dip the test kit into the glass of apple juice as it exposes the test stick to too much sugar, which might compromise results.
Other Ways to Make Pregnancy Tests Positive
Although apple juice is currently the most popular tool of trade for most people interested in faking pregnancy tests, other alternatives exist that can also deliver positive results. These include;
- Letting the test sit too long: This is especially true for line-indicator pregnancy kits. Letting it sit too long can lead to a positive result.
- Using an expired test kit: An expired pregnancy test kit can return a false positive because the chemicals used in detecting HCG levels no longer work as intended.
Why Faking it Might be Ill-Advised
Although it feels nice to prank a partner that you’re pregnant when you’re not, fake pregnancy test results can turn catastrophic.
For one, getting loved ones excited about a pregnancy that doesn’t exist may cause resentment and mistrust in the family. A key reason for this is that family and friends tend to read mischief in such “pranks.” There’s usually a feeling that the perpetrator intends to extort friends and family in one way or the other.
In one highly publicized case, a court jailed two perpetrators, Courtney and Irvin Murrell, for pretending that Courtney was pregnant. The couple faked the pregnancy and later extorted family, friends, and employers out of money to care for the baby.
If you must fake it, make sure you don’t hurt your partner or upset your family and friends. But, more importantly, never take the joke too far.