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13 Extremely Strange Pregnancy Test Methods From History

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In the olden days, there were weird notions and beliefs about pregnancy that informed women of the changes that were to come during the next nine months. What was weirder still was the methods that people used to tell if a woman was pregnant. While there are strange ways to predict the sex of the baby, stranger still are the bizarre ways that people used to test pregnancy. 

Medical knowledge in the 21st century allows people to determine the presence of particular hormones in a female's urine to find out if she is pregnant. Such methods were unavailable in the past, meaning that cultures utilized different techniques to detect whether a woman was with child or not. This list is a compilation of the incredibly strange pregnancy tests used in older times, to various degrees of success. 

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