By Sage-Femme Collective
Normal Liberty is an in depth, good documented advisor for ladies and students - outlining the historical past, mythology, and techniques of self-induced abortion, that includes: pharmaceutical drug abortion, menstrual extraction, 40 crops used traditionally to urge abortion, homeopathy, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, yoga, and extra.
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Some women may begin to notice a tingling sensation in their breasts at this time. Pregnancy tests cannot detect pregnancy yet, for the chorionic villi have yet to develop and begin to produce human chorionic gonadotropin. Weeks 2, 3, and 4: Promoting Menstruation Fertility regulation methods utilized during weeks two through four are emmenagogual. Emmenagogual means to promote menstruation. Methods, if used, are used without definitive knowledge that a woman is pregnant, for technology has yet to create a test that can detect pregnancy at this early stage.
The sex of the fetus may be determined after the fourteenth week. From the eleventh to the fourteenth week, the placenta continues to grow progressively larger and becomes more firmly embedded. A woman’s body is changing, too. A woman pregnant during this time may notice less bladder pressure. Nipples on the breasts darken, and fluid colostrum may be expressed. Cardiac output is greater; blood volume starts to increase. Weeks 11 – 14: Abortion Medical abortion using mifepristone plus prostaglandin is officially used up until 63 days LMP.
Medical abortion using mifepristone plus prostaglandins can be done as soon as woman knows she may be pregnant. Menstrual extraction is used to extract the menstrual fluids. Self-induced abortion with herbs is believed to be easiest and safest to accomplish during these weeks. Estrogenic herbs taken in week two by women in the ancient world are believed to have worked to provide contraception by increasing estrogen when estrogen is normally at its lowest level. The use of implantation inhibiting herbs (like Queen Anne’s lace, cotton root bark, or Vitamin C) in week four blocks, alters, or interferes in the production of progesterone, a hormone on which the pregnancy depends to stimulate the development of the nutritive lining of the uterus.