5 Reasons Not to Consider an Herbal Abortion

09 Mar, 2018

 

 

Health and beauty experts praise the effects of coconut oil on damaged hair and activated charcoal for whiter teeth. It’s no wonder, since natural and herbal remedies have been used around the world for thousands of years. However, when it comes to an unexpectedly positive pregnancy test, an herbal remedy is not the way to go. Here are 5 reasons not to consider an herbal abortion.

 

  1. Simply because something is “herbal” or “natural” does not mean it is better.

Abortion is a medical procedure, and a permanent one. If you would not diagnose yourself with cancer and then attempt to administer your own chemotherapy, you should not attempt an herbal abortion. We often associate vitamins and herbs with a healthy lifestyle, but their place is not in self-induced abortions. In this case, they are more harmful than good.

 

  1. The misuse of herbs can have long-term, negative effects on your health.

Over consuming caffeine, Vitamin C, or parsley are each suggested ways of carrying out an herbal abortion. The overconsumption of caffeine can lead to an irregular heartbeat and even seizures, while overdosing on Vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, to name a few; eating too much parsley can cause anemia and kidney problems. In addition to these negative health effects for you, herbal abortions are unstudied and more often than not ineffective. This means an increased possibility of a failed abortion and development issues for the baby down the road.

 

  1. Ordering various herbs and drugs online can be dangerous.

A number of the suggested herbs for the herbal abortion process are difficult to find in stores. You may consider ordering such herbs from online resources because of this or because you are hoping to be discreet. Buying herbs or drugs online, especially from other countries, increases the risk of containers being tampered with or impure substances. Consuming these can cause numerous unknown and long-term health issues.

 

  1. The decision to have an herbal abortion can often be one made in fear.

Unplanned pregnancy is a frightening circumstance, whether you’re in high school or in your mid-thirties. The idea of inducing an at-home miscarriage can sound like the answer to all of your problems when you feel like your parents, friends, or even the father would be judgmental of your pregnancy. You might feel uncertain and afraid, but it is very likely that those who love you would not want you to face this on your own. We encourage you to reach out to the people you love for support and not to make a decision of this magnitude out of fear.

 

  1. Self-induced abortion is illegal in most US states.

In the state of California, an abortion performed by an unauthorized person can result in fines up to $1,000 and jail time. These laws are in place with your safety and mental wellbeing in mind. To induce through herbal abortion can be both physically dangerous and mentally traumatic.

 

Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant can be very challenging, and we hope to be a source of support and encouragement for you through this process. Herbal abortion can be costly physically, mentally, financially, and even criminally.

 

We would love to discuss the safe options available to you without judgment. All our services are completely confidential and are provided at no cost to you. For a complete list of our early pregnancy medical services like pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, click here.

 

 

SOURCES

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/opinion/sunday/the-return-of-the-diy-abortion.html?_r=0

https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/there-is-no-safe-diy-herbal-abortion/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20045678

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-c/faq-20058030

https://www.livestrong.com/article/483495-side-effects-and-caution-for-parsley/

http://statelaws.findlaw.com/california-law/california-abortion-laws.html