Though pregnancy is a beautiful phase of a women’s life, if it happens in wrong time (unplanned and unwanted) then it can be a nightmare. Emotionally, it is a tough decision to terminate a pregnancy but if you have decided then it is better to do it in the initial stages than regret later.
However, due to financial, privacy or emotional issues, some women may want to avoid seeing a doctor for an abortion. So, if you want to keep the termination process private then home remedies for abortion are the best choice.
Non-invasive natural methods of terminating pregnancy disintegrate the menstrual tissue without causing any damage or scarring to uterus itself. And the most amazing part is they are painless and cost effective too.
Before learning several natural ways of terminating a pregnancy, let’s have a quick look at the caution you need take before trying them…
Cautions To Take Before Abortion
- Usually, it is always suggested to get aborted professionally by a doctor to avoid complications. If it is unaffordable then proceed with utmost caution.
- Never attempt abortion if you are pregnant for more than 10 weeks. Trying to abort in a wrong time can lead to unavoidable consequences.
- Aborting a child in an unsafe method can be fatal to the mother. So, make sure to practice it only with safer methods.
- Though terminating a pregnancy at home may seem like a good solution, it is still recommended to weigh down the benefits and adverse effects of the ingredient before you move on with the remedy.
- Make sure to avoid over-doing the methods or performing all at a time, as it can affect your health.
- If you are suffering from any medical conditions, then it is better to avoid natural remedies for abortion.
- Sometimes, the abortion may not be successful despite of bleeding. Harming the baby or tissue may not be expelled completely from the body can cause concerns in future.
- If you feel sick or worried that something has gone wrong with the procedure then it is important to get immediate medical help.
Natural Abortion Methods to try at Home
Below are the best ways of naturally aborting a pregnancy at home. You can choose any one among them and try it to avoid unwanted pregnancy.
Note: The method which works for one women may not work for the other and vice-versa. So, it is better to try one for a period of time and if you have not achieved the result then try another one. But make sure to avoid trying all the remedies at a time as it can lead to severe consequences.
1. Green Papaya
Doctors in many Asian Countries suggest pregnant women to stay away from papaya (especially unripe one) as they are known to induce labor or lead to miscarriages.
Unripe papaya or pawpaw contains enzymes like papain which make it an effective natural remedy for abortion of 2 – 6 week pregnancy.
In unripen state, papaya contains high amounts of fruit latex which consists of enzymes called papain. These enzymes act as prostaglandin and oxytocin which are actually used to induce premature labor and lead to abortion (1). It can also cause abnormalities in the fetus. Apart from that, papaya is rich in vitamin C which can induce menstruation process which can lead to abortion.
- Wash and peel 1 medium sized raw papaya.
- Chop it into half and remove the seeds using a spoon.
- Now, chop the papaya into ½ inch sized pieces.
- Into a saucepan, add 2 cups of water, papaya pieces and salt as per taste.
- Boil the mixture in medium flame for 10 – 15 minutes and remove from the flame.
- Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and sprinkle a pinch of black pepper on it.
- Mix and consume this in your breakfast and meals till you achieve the result.
This is one of the common spices found in almost every kitchen. Consumption of cinnamon stimulates the uterus and leads to abortion. However, this can be achieved only when it is taken in high dosages. Some people even try cinnamon method along with other remedies for effective results.
If you are considering cinnamon method for abortion then make sure it is not cooked before consumption. Because cooking it can deactivate the active ingredients that drive the abortion process. Only raw cinnamon is effective in inducing labor and abortion.
It is also helpful after miscarriage, as it helps to stop bleeding and encourage healing process due to its effect on blood platelets.
- Blend 3 – 4 cinnamon sticks into fine powder.
- Add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder into a glass of water.
- Mix well and consume the drink immediately.
- Repeat the consumption daily until the abortion happens.
Alternative: If you are not a fan of taking raw cinnamon then consider supplements. They contain massive amounts of cinnamon and don’t have any strong taste
However, make sure to consult a doctor before taking it. In some cases, cinnamon supplements can cause allergic reactions or sickness. If you are experiencing any one of them then avoid taking cinnamon supplement for inducing miscarriage.
Note: Make sure to avoid too much consumption of cinnamon as it can cause facial skin inflammation.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays an important role in terminating an early pregnancy (2). Consumption of vitamin C in higher dosage will increase the estrogen levels in the body. This further leads to a decrease in progesterone levels which are essential for the development of fetus. This eventually stalls the progress of pregnancy and induces abortion. This method is effective in terminating 2 – 6 weeks of pregnancy.
You can consume fruits rich in vitamin C like peppers, oranges, dark green leafy vegetables, kiwi, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, and others. However, it is a little difficult to know actually how much vitamin C you actually consume from this fruits.
The proper dosage for inducing abortion using vitamin C is 10 – 12 grams per day. You have to start with low dosage (10g) and slowly increase to high dosage (12g) within 2 days.
With regular consumption, the bleeding usually starts within 3 – 6 days. However, if it doesn’t start within 6 days then you have to try any other abortion method.
Note: If you are suffering from kidney stones then refrain from consuming vitamin C as it can worsen the condition.
If you want to abort pregnancy in first trimester then parsley is one of the best options (3). Parsley is rich in volatile oil and vitamin C. The volatile oils stimulate the uterine system which encourages the blood flow to the reproductive system and cervix. This induces menstruation, dilates the cervix and thins down the uterine lining.
Apart from that, vitamin C present in parsley increases estrogen production and decreases the progesterone levels which can induce abortion by restricting the progress of pregnancy.
- Wash and clean handful of parsley leaves thoroughly.
- Blend the leaves with a cup of water into juice.
- Consume the juice immediately.
- Repeat the consumption 2 – 3 times in a day to induce natural abortion.
Alternative Method: If you don’t like the taste of parsley juice then you can make parsley tea for terminating the pregnancy. Just add 1 tablespoon of parsley leaves (fresh or dried) into a cup of hot water. Cover and let it steep for 7 – 10 minutes. Strain and consume the tea. Repeat the same 2 – 3 times in a day. Wait for at least 3 – 4 days to see the results.
Generally, taking aspirin during pregnancy is highly banned as it can lead to miscarriage. So, if you want to terminate an unwanted pregnancy then this is the best way to do it. Many people believe that taking aspirin can increase the chances of miscarriage almost 7 times during the early stages of pregnancy.
Aspirin is helpful in inducing abortion by disintegrating the thick uterine lining which is very important for a healthy fetal development and successful pregnancy.
Take 4 – 10 aspirin tablets at regular intervals throughout the day for 2 – 3 days. To increase the chance of successful results, include foods like avocados, parsley, ginger, figs and coffee.
Pineapple is considered to be one of the effective ways to induce labor naturally. It is rich in vitamin C and an enzyme called bromelain. As we already know vitamin C can increase estrogen levels and decrease progesterone levels which lead to miscarriages.
The bromelain promotes contraction of uterine wall, softens the cervix and breaks down the proteins. Since the newly formed fetus is made of proteins, consuming bromelain can lead to bleeding and miscarriage. This process works effectively in the inducing abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy.
- Using a sharp knife, peel the skin of the pineapple.
- Chop the pineapple into small cubes and blend them with a cup of water.
- Pour juice into a glass and drink it.
- Consume pineapple smoothie or juice twice every day until you get induce an abortion.
- Alternatively, you can also eat a few bowls of ripe pineapple every day.
7. Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are one of the effective ways to cause miscarriage in first trimester. Consumption of sesame seeds excites the uterine muscles and lead to contractions which eventually expel the fertilized ovum. If you are pregnant for more than 6 weeks then this process may not be effective.
- Soak a handful of sesame seeds in a glass of water overnight.
- Strain the water and crush the sesame seeds to from a smooth paste.
- Consume it alone or with a teaspoon of honey.
- Repeat daily till the abortion procedure begins.
Alternative Method: You can dry roast handful of sesame seeds and blend it into a fine powder. Add jaggery or sugar into it and consume it daily.
8. Black Cohosh
Black cohosh is one of the common herbs available in the market. If consumed in increased dosages, this herb can lead to a miscarriage. It lets the women do into preterm labor which expels the baby from the uterus. To ensure a guaranteed abortion, consumption of black cohosh should be followed by red cohosh.
- Into a glass of water, add 2 teaspoons of black cohosh powder.
- Stir well and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
- Consume it and repeat the same with red cohosh.
- Repeat the process 2 – 3 times in a day to terminate pregnancy.
Alternative: You can get this herb in supplement form. Some people prefer taking supplement form as they can ingest more amounts in a shorter period of time. This supplement should be taken once in every four hours and stop once you notice contractions or cramping.
Warning: Taking this herb has some side effects like nausea, faintness, vomiting, and diarrhea, but they are temporary. If you want to try this remedy then we recommend consulting a herbalist to know the exact dosage as per your condition.
9. Chamomile Tea
Wondering, how can chamomile tea cause abortion when it is actually recommended by doctors? Though consuming in normal is considered helpful, taking it in increased amounts can induce a miscarriage. Chamomile tea acts as an abortifacient which causes uterine contractions and expel the fetus from the body.
- Into a cup of hot water, add 2 – 3 teaspoons of dried chamomile.
- Cover and let it steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea and consume it.
- Repeat the process 3 – 4 times in a day to stimulate the miscarriage.
10. Dong Quai
Dong Quai or Angelica Sinensis is a Chinese herb used to induce natural abortion. It stimulates the uterine wall contractions and triggers menstruation. Its effect in terminating pregnancy impersonates the action of abortion pills prescribed by a doctor. This process works only if the pregnancy is less than 4 weeks.
- Bring a glass of water to boil and remove from the flame.
- Let the water cool down a bit.
- Add 1 tablespoon of angelica powder to it and mix well.
- Consume this drink 3 to 4 times a day till abortion is initiated.
During an upset stomach, a person loses vitamins, minerals, water and most of his/her energy. If this happens during early stages of pregnancy then it creates an unfavorable environment for the fetus to grow which finally initiates an abortion.
Take a decent amount of any laxative (over-the-counter). Repeat the consumption daily till the abortion is initiated.
Though taking turmeric consumption in normal amounts is considered safe, taking them in supplement form is not recommended for a healthy pregnancy. Consuming oral turmeric supplements can stimulate the uterus and initiate menstruation process. It can also cause some abnormalities in the fetus development. These changes in the pregnancy can lead to early miscarriage.
Take 1 – 2 oral turmeric supplements once in a day until the abortion is initiated. In some cases, taking turmeric supplements can cause nausea and minor cramps which only stay for short period of time.
13. Goji Berry
Goji berry contains high amounts of vitamin C which can induce an abortion naturally. Apart from that it also contains betaine, an organic nitrogenous substance which promotes uterine contractions and leads to a miscarriage.
Usually, 10 grams of goji berries are considered safe to consume during pregnancy. However, increase in this amount can induce a safe, natural abortion. However, it is better to consult a herbalist before using this remedy.
- Consume handful of fresh or dried goji berries. Make sure the quantity you eat is more than 10gms.
- Drink a glass of water immediately after eating them.
- Repeat the consumption daily until abortion process starts.
Note: Goji berries contain betaine compound which increases blood pressure so if you suffer from high B.P then avoid taking them.
14. Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh or – Caulophyllum thallctroides is one of the popular herbs with potent emmenagogue properties. It contains two main compounds – oxytocin and caulosaponin which are effective in stimulating the uterine to contract. Some midwives give this to induce labor and reduce pain during childbirth.
It is also considered as an estrogenic herb which increases estrogen levels in our body which can also lead to abortion. Blue cohosh is also known as backdrops, yellow or blue ginseng, squaw root, blueberry root, papoose root. This process is very effective in terminating pregnancy if you are in early stages.
- Heat 1 cup of water until lukewarm.
- Add dried blue cohosh root and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Remove from the flame let it cool down a bit and drink it.
- Repeat the process 3 – 4 times in a day.
Note: The exact dosage of black cohosh depends on the individual. So, it is better to consult herbalist for the right dosage.
15. Pennyroyal or Squaw Mint
Pennyroyal is biologically known as mentha pulegium and hedeoma pulegioides. The extract of this herb is often used in the process of making contraceptive pills. It contains pulegone, an abortion-inducing substance that causes unrest inside the vagina and riggers powerful contractions which leads to abortion.
- Into a cup of hot water, add 1 teaspoon of dried pennyroyal.
- Cover and let it steep for 3 – 4 minutes.
- Strain the tea and consume it.
- Repeat the process 2 times in a day.
Note: You should not take more than 5g of pennyroyal at a time. Never ingest pennyroyal essential oil, use dried pennyroyal instead.
16. Banana Leaves
Banana leaves are one of the safe and natural remedies for abortion. When it is combined with unripe acacia pods, the mixture becomes an amazing solution to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. To make the abortion solution, you can follow the below process…
- Mix equal amounts of acacia pods and limbs of banana leaves.
- Place them under shade to dry them.
- Blend the dried mixture into a fine powder and add equal amounts of sugar.
- Add 1 teaspoon of product into a glass of water, mix well and drink it.
- Repeat the process daily until abortion is induced.
17. Mugwort Leaves
Mugwort is one of the best herbal abortion remedies. Consuming this during initial stages can lead to abortion in early stages.
- Dry few handful of mugwort leaves and blend them into a fine powder.
- Add 1 teaspoon of this powder into a cup of hot water.
- Cover and let it steep for 5 – 7 minutes.
- Strain and drink it.
- Repeat the process 3 times in a day.
Note: Avoid taking this abortion tea more than 3 times in a day, continuously for 6 days. Overconsumption of this herbal tea can cause renal failure.
This is one of the easy and relaxing ways of terminating an unwanted pregnancy. This process is effective only during first 3 – 4 weeks of pregnancy. But it has to be done in a specific manner to achieve the same.
- Take any oil and massage around the abdomen.
- Make sure the direction of the massage is downwards which will have its effect on fetus.
- Now, massage with slight pressure in the areas around the pelvic bone by following the same downward position.
- Bath normally after 10 minutes.
- Repeat the process once daily until abortion is induced.
Other Tips for Terminating a Pregnancy in Early Stages
- Inducing hot water into the vagina or taking hot showers regularly can also initiate abortion.
- Practicing sex during pregnancy is prohibited as female orgasm is one of the main reasons for abortion in early stages. If you are planning for abortion naturally then participate in sexual intercourse several times in a day. The regular orgasm in women automatically leads to abortion.
- Vigorous exercises, gymming, swimming, and cardiovascular activities and any other heavy physical strain can lead to abortion automatically. So, plan such activities daily until abortion happens. Once it happens, take rest as your body will be too weak at that time.
- Tansy also known as a golden button, ginger plant, hindheel, parsley fern, or bachelor’s button is also effective in inducing abortion by shrinking the uterus. You can take it in tea form for naturally aborting the fetus. Avoid consuming it in essential oil form as it can be fatal.
- Cotton root bark or levant cotton is also helpful in inducing abortion naturally. When cotton root bark is consumed in tea form, the corpus luteum restricts progesterone production which is necessary for upholding the pregnancy.
- Though consuming lemon juice or ginger juice is considered safe, but taking them in more than recommended amounts can increase the risk of miscarriage.
- Consuming more than 7 cups of coffee per day can also induce a miscarriage.
Cautions to be taken while following the above Methods
- The effectiveness of natural methods depends on the timing of the pregnancy. Avoid using any of the above-mentioned home remedies if you have more than 10 weeks of pregnancy. The best time to use these methods is in the early stages (4 – 5 weeks)
- Trying these remedies for terminating a late pregnancy can lead to various health risks.
- Intake of certain herbs or spices in high doses to induce miscarriage can have major side effects. Therefore, it is better to consult herbalist to know the proper dosage.
- In certain cases, after an abortion, some of the leftover tissues may remain in the uterus and create serious compilations in future. An incomplete miscarriage can lead to a systemic disease known as sepsis. In such cases, a medical intervention is required.
- Women suffering from any chronic medical condition should not opt for natural abortion methods.
If you follow the right dosage and procedure then these methods can safe for naturally aborting an early pregnancy. However, if you are not able to abort or experiencing any abnormal bleeding then consult a gynecologist.
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