Abortion is a sensitive issue the world over. That being said, it is also a very emotional and personal decision. It is no secret that many countries forbid abortions. Women who find themselves in that predicament and without access to professional services have a difficult time finding solutions. That is why a large number of them take to the internet to find safe home remedies for abortion.
When you come to the decision to have a DIY abortion, it is important to explore the various home remedies available. We have talked about a bunch of them including herbs like rue, pennyroyal, and Dong Quai, chamomile tea, primrose oil, and cinnamon, and activities like acupuncture, hot showers, and extreme exercises.
Perhaps the most outstanding agent used to trigger an abortion is Vitamin C. We all know the numerous benefits of Vitamin C that include strengthening our immune systems, wading coughs and flu and preventing heart problems. What you might not know is that Vitamin C is also a great abortifacient. Let us explore this formidable nutrient and the effect it has on pregnancy.
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Vitamin C and Its Effectiveness to Cause Abortion
The evidence behind Vitamin C as an abortifacient is non-existent. Although some women have used it successfully, there have been a lot of failed attempts.
You will likely come across a lot of testimonies about the success of Vitamin C in terminating pregnancies, but science backs none of them. The majority of the recipes posted on the internet are done by herbalists and people who successfully used Vitamin C to cause an intentional miscarriage. It means, there is no credible evidence of Vitamin C as an efficient way to terminate a pregnancy and to build your hopes around that may be futile in the end.
If you have chosen to use Vitamin C to trigger a spontaneous miscarriage, do a proper research about the method. Understand the risks involved especially your health. There is the risk of having an incomplete abortion which is a dangerous situation in its right.
An incomplete abortion is when the products of conception are not expelled entirely. This condition can cause excruciating pain and excess bleeding as your uterus attempts to expel the remaining contents. There is also a chance that the remaining bits may begin to putrefy triggering a uterine infection which is a far worse condition.
Side Effects of Vitamin C
While Vitamin C is argued to be one of the safest nutrients, it has its side effects. Since you will be taking high doses of Vitamin C, you may experience side effects like abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation, gas, hot flashes, rashes, fatigue, insomnia and kidney stones.
Risks of Overdosing on Vitamin C
There are medical conditions that make overdosing on Vitamin C deadly. If you have any of these medical conditions, you should not take Vitamin C.
- Kidney Stones.
- Kidney Disease.
- Sickle Cell Anemia.
- If you have lowered Glucose-6 Phosphate dehydrogenase in your blood or Glucose-6 Phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency disease (G6PD Disease).
- Hemosiderosis or Hemochromatosis.
- If you are on any thinning blood medication.
- When you have difficulty metabolizing Vitamin C.
As you can see, the risks of taking high doses of Vitamin C are genuine. It is essential, therefore, to be sure that you do not suffer from any of the above conditions before attempting to use Vitamin C to induce a miscarriage.
Do your Research
The effectiveness of Vitamin C to cause intentional termination heavily relies on how far along you are in your pregnancy. The concept of using Vitamin C as an abortifacient was introduced by Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer in their book, A Woman’s Book of Choices.
In the book, Vitamin C is said to be most effective when taken up to the 4th week of pregnancy. It means that you should start taking high doses of Vitamin C immediately after conception through to the 4th week. After the 4th week the chances of having a successful termination drop.
For the most part, however, you do not realize you are pregnant until you miss your period which is often in your 4th week. This is why you should use Vitamin C alongside other agents like Parsley to increase the abortifacient effect. It is also essential that you only use Vitamin C without bioflavonoids or rose-hips since these agents have the opposite effect.