This is what you need to know about home abortion

An unwanted pregnancy is every woman’s nightmare. The experience is even scarier if you don’t have access to medical services and you don’t have a health insurance covering an abortion. But there are a few things which you should know, as they might help you during these difficult moments.

The fertilized egg implants itself into the uterus lining in the first week of pregnancy, between four and six days after conception. At the same time, the level of hCG, the human growth hormone, increases to support the needs of the developing fetus. This chain reaction starts at the beginning of the pregnancy and continues inside your body until birth. It is very important to understand that an abortion, just like a miscarriage, is less traumatizing if it happens as close as possible at the moment of conception.

Know your options

Modern medicine produced various hormonal and chemical means to induce an abortion. The drugs can be used as home abortion methods, during the first stages of the pregnancy. One such drug is Mifepristonum, which is available online and in drug stores under the names Mifeprex, Cytotec or Mifegyne. This is a pill that is specially designed to cause home abortion during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. The drug acts by blocking progesterone, a necessary hormone during pregnancy. In the less developed countries, you can find an international medical organization which can help you obtain this drug.

For a long time, ranging between decades and centuries ago, before the invention of these drugs, women used home abortion inducing concoctions made of plants. Black and Blue Cohosh tea slows down the estrogen production and provokes early labor. Other teas historically used for abortion were Pennyroyal, Tansy, and Dong Quai. Today, these are still forbidden for pregnant women.

Cautions

You should never ingest essential oils from these plants, as they are more toxic than the teas. The teas need to be used during the right time in the menstrual cycle. Even then, the chances that they will cause home abortion are only around 30 percent.

It is important to note that all home abortion methods carry certain risks. After a pregnancy, the placenta and all the cell deposits on the uterine walls need to be removed. The natural way for the body to do it is to eliminate them through contractions. So, while you will not give birth, it is very likely that you will have powerful contractions. Another important risk is infection. If the pregnancy leftovers are not properly eliminated from the body, it is possible to get a uterine infection.