According to World Health Organization, 47,000 women die from complications of unsafe abortions every year. You don’t have to be part of that statistics this year. You can abort safely at home. There are so many reasons as to why you may want to abort that unwanted pregnancy;
- It might be that you were raped and got pregnant.
- sometimes contraceptive methods may fail to work.
- you may be ‘too young’ or ‘too old’ to bear a child.
- you have the number of kids you want and don’t want any more.
- your career may be limited to you having a child right now.
- you just don’t want a baby now or ever.
- your financial situation is limiting.
- you want a spacing in age between your kids.
You have every right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy if you decide to. There are some things you need to do first before you abort the pregnancy.
Be 100% Sure that You want to Abort:
Terminating a pregnancy is not something that you should do without being sure it’s what you want. If you do it without being sure, you might end up feeling guilty for a long time later on. Think this through and even talk to someone about it. It will help you to make the right decision.
Do an Ultrasound
This is to determine whether you are pregnant or not. An ultrasound also detects how advanced your pregnancy is and the position of the fertilized egg or embryo in the uterus. If the embryo is outside the uterus and in the fallopian tubes, you can’t abort it at home. You have to go to the hospital.
Find out How old the Pregnancy is?
For the abortion to be safe and successful, the pregnancy should be between 8 and 12 weeks. Earlier that, the gestation sack is too small and it might be missed. Later than 12 weeks, there might be complications. There are two general ways of doing a safe abortion at home; naturally or through pills.
Natural Methods to Abort Unwanted Pregnancy
These methods include taking certain herbs, foods or fruits to make your body stop providing a conducive environment to support the pregnancy naturally. The body responds by creating a natural miscarriage and then expels the embryo. The natural methods include taking the following;
Also known as Dong Quai, Angelica herb ripens the cervix and also stimulates menstruation leading to a naturally induced abortion. The herb is available in powder and should be added in warm water. Take this mixture 4 times a day for the desired results.
A combination of black and blue Cohosh leads to disruption of the uterus and ultimately abortion. Black and blue cohosh are available in powdered form, root shape and as capsules. Cohosh should be taken 3-4 times a day.
Sesame Seeds with Honey and Water
Soak a handful of sesame seeds in cold water overnight. Sieve the mixture and add a bit of honey to it then drink it.
Vitamin C Foods
Foods with lots of vitamin C cause early miscarriages. An example is citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, tangerines, and limes. Cut any of these fruits or a combination of them and put them in a small bowl. Eat as much as you can for quicker, more efficient results.
Make pineapple juice by grinding or blending fresh pineapples. Take the juice or just eat the pineapple slices as they are. Take at least one whole pineapple to stimulate weakening of the uterine wall.
Having great sex that causes you to have multiple orgasms is proven to cause abortions in women. This is because, during orgasm, a lot of blood is directed to the uterus. This additional pressure in the uterus may cause the embryo to detach from the uterine wall and cause the termination.
Read also: Top 23 Natural Home Remedies for Abortion to End a Pregnancy
Pill Method to Abort Pregnancy Naturally
The other way that you can use to abort a pregnancy at home safely is by use of a combination of two prostaglandin drugs; Mifepristone and Misoprostol. These drugs can be bought over the counter. In areas where abortion is illegal, you may be required to submit a written prescription from a doctor.
Mifepristone to Terminate Unwanted Pregnancy
Mifepristone works by blocking the effects of progesterone which is a hormone that supports the growth and survival of pregnancy. This drug also causes contractions of the uterus.
It should be taken first before misoprostol. Take one pill of mifepristone with water then wait for 24-48 hours so that you can take misoprostol. If you throw up less than 30 minutes after taking it, take another one. If you can’t access another, you can use misoprostol alone to abort. After taking this drug, you may not feel any changes. Some women, however, experience light bleeding and nausea.
Misoprostol to Abort Unwanted Pregnancy
Misoprostol also knew as Cytotec if taken alone is 90% successful in completing the abortion process. This drug should not be taken if you are over 12 weeks pregnant. Heavy bleeding increases with increase in the length of the pregnancy. Complications are bound to arise if you abort using this pill during your second or third trimester.
30 minutes before taking misoprostol, take 800mg of Ibuprofen to help relieve the pain of cramping that will occur when you take the misoprostol pills.
24-48 hours after taking mifepristone, place four tablets of misoprostol under your tongue. Ensure that all four pills remain under your tongue for 30 minutes where they get absorbed into your body system. If you throw up before 30 minutes are over after taking misoprostol, take four more pills of misoprostol again.
You will then experience heavy bleeding and cramping after taking misoprostol. The bleeding and painful cramping can take up to 12 hours. The bleeding will gradually become lighter, and the cramping will have gone away. The bleeding may take 14-21 days after the abortion process.
Now those are the safest ways to have an abortion at home without anyone knowing your business. Whichever method you decide on, whether the natural way or using pills, you should always have someone with you. This is important just in case you develop complications although rare.