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Abortionis nota moderninventlon.Formlllannlawotl|a[ havaUtada varietyof plants to prevont or i.rmln.ta pl.Cnancy,

Manyofthe herbsincludedhrv6 mythlcr.put becauseoftheir associattonswtthtr!.dom rnd

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rorllty,

fromtheiruseIn ancl€ntorglaa{ccultt ||a.

as technologicalculturcputs thopowar ovarou?ltvat In thahanda of a smallnumberol hl-lochsxport!,$rom.nhavo.toppad laalnlng howto controlthotrownf.rttttty.

HarbatAboniongathe6 somoof ths tong-knownknowladeaot had.l abortionand putsit into. stratghtforu.rdand pr.c cat panphlat.

Mostolthe substancosmentlonodarer.rdtly .vr[rbl., themareknownto boaffacllva.

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HerbelAbortioncoveB notonly herb! butet.o oth.r thlneaauchaa homepregnancytestlngkttsthat putcontrotb.ck Intoth. h.nd. of lhe individuaiwomrr

HethalAbortionefipowerswomenandgtv6aihomI chrncalo laaln howto affectth€irown reproducilvosyatemt.

HorbalAbodon iz nota pamphlstof

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systematically3uppr€sedby those - from madivalwltch-bumarr

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lhe powerof a woman'scontrolovorhorown body.

Jurt becauseh€rbal.bodlonuseshsrbsdos! notmosntt u/

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gentleor €asy.Th6reerccertaintyriskswithanyftedlcalkeltmont.

Naturaldoesnotequalsafe.

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gul whatevorshechoGes,she $/tttbdmakinga,|lore

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sincebeibrereclded hntiny {omen halc bccnablerocon{rotnr.irown tenililt trsirjgpta(c Nh.th$ it befor nrcrednrgde ch.Dccs.f.onceiving,conrEceprion,t'bonionor srafiingdeta),edpcril s,wonjen

haveknownh.{ rolislentotheifbodiesdd dilldrnem

t1,sonlr iinty .ecerrtr-.lharwe,vegiven overall

knoaledgeofour b.djes10nredic.lproti$ionals. My aimis to enrpoBe.woment.lake lle peNonat

exle.enceofaborlionlioin th. handsofdocroBandloiiticians.

UnLilnedievaltiJnes,nidwiles serc theoneslyidrrneinfornationabouiaborijveandcontr.cctti\eherbs,

ed becars ofn rheywcreburnedas$ilchesbytheChrisLianesrabtishnenr.Tte

posef ot iinililt conirolandiooki( iordremselves.l,oliricldr inhorired!!d srillwj.tdttis power

ctera),recognisedtlje

Theresas neveranyconradictiorbetwecnl[e roleofthe midwifein chitdbnrha.d herrotcin tisNnsnrg

herbsfor

thatr.gu alionofyor

aboaion,it *.s seenasr$o didereniasFedsolrhe samerhinC:part of{he sanre.y.te r Lretievc

ledilitt trrusiincludebcingableto decirle*hcn to beco e ! nolhor andirhen

Al1]1o0shobviouslyanemoLionaltinie,abortloncd beaposirivcerlerience,proving r.0r t!fiitii!, clar tingrelaLionships ard erploringyotr.feelines abournorhedroodlsnolnecessarit)lheomositeof dodrernood it can be p&( of n

Widespre.dinfomaiionabouLILowto usctheseherbs!.s

jt nt

accurare,rellableinaorniationabortherbsin timc tr'se6y roiindatistofhe.bs lo.voidduriig lregnarcy, butLhsis r lonCwayfron knowinghorvmuchofltFse h.rbsrorse ro en{trharprgnlrct.

his pan$let shouldLrererd1,,r

risl<sinvoh,ed{it[ herbd]abotuonbutr[eserh]rsarc.o reasonnor (oattempr ii provtdedyotrarcarned

*irl

nissionrodi{riburelhisidonnationater ]'lndingnryselfFcgnanrandnorbenrgabe to lnrd

.everbeenproperty recovofed.Idecitedto nrate

g,ri!ry- wlh nnenrionbeiDgpajdiori\ks ad sideeifeds theredrc

goodnifodnliionaboutall thepossible ouromesandare$ilingto rcsorttoltsilnga dootorjl!!u

Yo! uraydecide.fier rcadingthls p.dphl€t tlat herbalabodionis notfor Fu Irs truc.ii wonl luir everyoncHcfbllabonioncm.Dlt lake!t!ce in veryeant pregnmcy andhasaredonabtyhighcljdnceof

ihilur. Yotrnraynot{isl

abodionafterall (aDdit is litd thar lotr donotconrituesilh tlc

rusonsslaiedlaler).Mdyolthese herbsareqnitcioric andcm bctariJrgonlhebody,irt io

assLmcrhathdbs oc! lessphysicallyslrelsfulnethodthan. clinicaj.bonion.NaLuraldoesDoi

auionaticllly.qualsafe.HoRever,somcofto!h!),believeaDyafiedptLorakenanentdLo)oro{n hands$ belvonhn evenillnsuocessful.

to gothroughiwo weeksoftakitrgsrronghetusonlyro havd (o h!!c a ctinical

preg.tuct afteryouve uke lerbs tor

ruelo

Yo! s[ouldi]sole dwarcrhat[erbal.bonionis nol a. esy option,tinvotves dedicaiion.rdtocus.nd rvouldbebesiattemptedifloLrhave some neonyourhandsaid lrppodile liiendsaroundyou.

AILofthis infornationgodsh

sinpleobserlationsifs posslble to detcmrincwhenyou arear

tikelyio haveconcelled.Thisis basicinlomationabontourownbodiesrhatnjoreirdnen shontdknorv.

d nrhandwiu lno$ledgeoltourovn

l,our

ledihl

clctc Ilrrolghmaking

nrosttedjle,hd ltrer.forewhed you arc

Mostofdre nrfonnalionconrainedherchasbedn glrtrered flom odrersources,ands.reratiahcs cfopol) regularly.I!ll detnilsolall dre lrtrblicrLions rndwebsir.sl qloLe d€ irth. tstbttognph],theanj.zing websneb),SkrerZeus*as my rirstnftodrclior tr theiotic a.d istheplacewherc0rosiol jny njfomalidr comesAorn.I sould adyiseanlonewho'srliirkidgofattempiingahc$il abo nrrbvisirdFsebsirelnd join lne crnail suppo,l eronp.

Whento usetheherbs

Iri|stly.a nolcaboutdatingtheprcgnancy.]'reglranclisusuallltalkedaboutin tennsof weels.l'nrusjngthcstartdalcasthcdaleof conceprionasdriswill bctheexactnumber of weeksfor \r'hichyouhavebeenpregnanl.Thisis veryeasy10dererminc jfyou know

)our

whenyouhadunprctccLcdsex.lf yox can'tdetefminethedar of conceptionthenyou canusetheroughestimalcol two weeksbeforeyourperiodisdue.Themedical professionnunber a pregnancyfrom t|e begiming of your lastperiod sorenemberihat

oxr DcnstrualcycleandcarteUl\'henyouolulatcd.or youma-vknowthedateof

ifyou\c rcadinganynedicailiteratureor havespokcn1(]a doctottleir date$'ill bc roughLyl*o wecksbeforeyouactuallycorrceived.

As a generalnlle,thchc$s aresafeLa d moreefectivcthccarlieronin yourpregDanc) the] arexsed.sotjoreis ofthe .sscDcc.Iherearesevefalwiidowsof opportunityfor

endingapregnancychrringthefirstsixseeks(fromthcdalco1concepton).

Thebsltinc tobeginis duringthefirstlwo wecks.Thisisd1etimebetweenconccptlor andtheexpclcdlinlc ofmenstruaiion.in thefirstfcw d.tysofpregnancydrefetiliscd eggcr,.rbprclcnlcdlron atlachingitselfrotheuall of the$on1b,thisishowthe

medicalemergencycontra.cptive(tle 'moningafterpiil') vorks.Ifthc eeghasaheady implanredthenits 'grjt will b. \'eakaslhcplacentax,il1nothavebeeDcsLiblishedand

soit is stilia verygoodtirneto uiiljzethclcrbs,rhisiswhenihepregnanoyismosi

liagilcrnd casiesrto disruptin lariousways.

Anothcrrcasonwlrr-thisis atime\iren theherbsdc a1theirmostefeotiveisthalman)

oftheseabodivchcfbsareihought1l]beterarogens.Tcralogenscausethedevelopmcnr01

abnormalstructurcsin anelnblyoLesultingin deformitiesin thefbetus,and|ave bccrl linkedto conrplicationsduringpregnancyandbith. lcdiliscd eggsareiloughlto aborti1' exposedto telatogenjcag.nlsdudnglhelirstt\aoNeeksofpregnanc).

Ifhcrbsarcsuccessfulalthisearl]strgcthcnncnstruationislikely1(roccuratiheusual

time- bleedirgwon'lstartnuch soonertha[ expectedbecausca woman'smenstrua] clcle mustcompleleiiselfbclbreblcedingbegms.

Thencrl slag€, q,her menstuationisducorjusl laleis s1i]1a goodlinreto bcsh taklng thchcrlx,anddreyareelTectiveuDtiltwo {ecks alicrtheusualmenstualion1imc.The chanccsol sircccssaIeihought10diminishafierthisline, althoughsuccesseshavcbccn

llo!\'ever,SusarU/eedtalksof a linalrindow of opportunityfor thohorbstobeeffecli\e bJ-beginningio takethemduring$e 5th{eek ofpfcgnancy.lhe reasonshegiveslbt thisisthatJnostD^turalnisoadageshappenduringthe6t} weekofpregnancy(\ahen

mc struationis abouia monthlate'stren youwouldbleedif notptegtanr).Shc

describesthebodyastenembe ng'blecdingatthislime.I cantexpLainthis plenomenonir anyscienliiic\{ay,butI havoruacisuccessfulherbalabo ionstoricsthat descr;betheabortionhappeningatthislimeeventhoughiheherbshadbeengiveDupo. for atieasia \\eekbefore 1is.whichwouldsupporrthetheoryofthe body'snatural cyclesslill havinganeffect.

Theherbscanbeconiinuedu! udil thebeginningoflhe 7urweekbutnNstnotbctaken beyondthislimcasanymiscafiiaBeduringor alierthe8thweck(giventluttheherbs

cantakeaveekor moreto work)is dangerous.Thisisbeoausetheplacentaisfifln1y

embeddedin theulerinewa11byfiis s1age,meaningthal

umbilicalcordisiikelyto brcakleavingthcplacentainsidetheuterxswirenthelirdlusis

cxpelled.lhis cancauseprotusebleedine,haclnonhlgcor setuusuterjneinfecrion whichcouldbelife threatening.lhe chancesofthe hefbsworkingallerihefinalwiMo$ ofopportuniiyis exiremelylox andsoit isnor*orth theseriousds! 1o )orL| safcry.

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Howto UsetheHerbs

lhe herbscanbelakenaslcr.lincturesor capsules.Theideais lo keepa constanllclel ofherbscirculutirgtlrough ],our bod],soibr lllis reasonyoushouldlale theherbsat regularinlcrvllsthroughoul$e day.nd night.Setthealam to wakeyourseuatleast onceor tlaiccin theright io lakea dose,asa wiolc nigll wjthoutherbscouldundoany progressyodveDladedudngtheday.

I wouldreconmendlakingline off whatevereise tou're doirg jn order1oJbcusonthe

laskin land.asit couldprolc dillicultto takeyourhcrbsliequentlyard rogulartyif ,vou retralellirg or verybusy.Herbalabortionis noleasyandrequiresyou1()be lbculscd.\'oLrrchancesof sLrccessafeinctcased.in my opiDion,if you Sive youself

Discont;nuethehcrbsoncebleedirghasbegun,ifyou onlygeta liltlespollinsthen cortinueLNil youhareblo( no\l'ingproperl).Hcrbsshouldbeusedfor a maxnnun01

I (r I .i days.l hisis becauserle hcrbsalrddosagesNearedcalingwithcanbevet]

slrcssfLrlonthebody. 'l.l]e skol doingseriousdamageto ),ourseif istoogreat,.lon'tpxl

JorlL o\ln healthandevenlife alrisk(asdamageio thevilal organscalroccurifJou overdothedosagesor corllinucbeyondtheupperlimit of l$'oweeks)I hesehcfbsarc stlnngard soyourbodywill fceltaxedbutit'sveryimportantnotto dskpoisonhg yoLrrself.Stickio drereconmendeddosages.

Soneherbsalemoretoxicthallothorsandit doesnotfollou $al lhemosttoxicarethc nosl clTcctivein causingabotion.As$iih all medioines,ahcrbcancausedifferent reaclionsin differentpeople.Herbs\hich couldcauseveryb.tdsidcefeclsin one wornancouldbe1irclor inoLhersolisrentoyou|bodyard choosetheoncswhichare beslfof you.Al anyslgnofpoisoningdisconlinueihehe$srhat "vou areustug.

,^.llhoughdrismq sounda littlcpatronising,youmustensurethalyoustartusrng contraceptivesimmediatclyatuf theabortion.Youmay find Lhatyou ovulaleat an unexpectedtimeasyourcrclc will takea *lile to scttlcbackintoanykindofpallem(il couldbeearliefor larcr).MaywonenhavefoundthcmseLvespregnantagainatthcnerl ovulati(lrafLcrlheaboiionsobecaL€tull

WhichHerbsto Take

Eachherbhasa u iqucaotiononthebod) audir isxsefut10knowhoweachoueworks

in ofdcr1oselecttl1edghtonesartherighltime.Theherbshalc

beencalegorisedby

theifpropetiesa d somehcrbsappearin lnorethanonecaregoryastheyafiicrthebody in nore thanone\!ay.Manyherbscouldcauloabortionsingte-handedlybuta combinationofcomplemenlaryherbscouldprovemoreefitcti!e.Choosingherbswiih difiercntactionsto eacholher$ouldbecomplemenrar],radrerth usingsevcrulwith 1hesameactlon.Thereis someevjdenceto suggesrlhatusing jusr one!o fburherbsara timeisbctlerlhanq-ingio combinea largdnumbcrofherbs.

ThesecaiegoriescoxldbcscenasanoversimpliUcationaslrhotcplantslavc .rva eryof differcntaotionscombiningto nlakeeachoncunique,butnelcdh€lessihesethre.basic

groupmgsareanin\aluableguidelinefor gcuing jt

righi.

Progesterone Blocking Herbs

thesearealsoretlrredto as'inplanlalioninhibitingherbs,asrheyarcthecategoryof herbs$at areusedasenergencycontaceplionafterfertilisalion.burtheyree0cctive afterthatperiodaswe1l.Tlcy i'ork byimerfcringwirhihenomratproductionol thc honnoncprogesterone,$ilhour*hich rheliningofthe wolnbbccomesul}Suppofiileto thelerlilisede8g.l,rogesteroneiscrucialo Lhecoltinued!iabjlity of apregm.cy.Ifrhe eeghasnotyetimplantedin thewombihenir ispreventedftomdoingsonndis expelted alongrlith thelining.IfdF egghasalreadyimplanrcd,it deracheslioln thexnsupponive wombliningandthelining$ill breakdo\\n. CottonRootBark

W d Carrot Seed

Vitamin C (notaherb,brrtincludedherebecauseit'sreadilyavaitable.effectiveaDdnon{oxic)

Rue

(thisisnol a prcgeslercneblockingherb,lsplacedin rhiscatcgoryasit doescause

theso

capilladesin thewomb)

b linnu tobreakdo\{n.It doesthisby decreasingLhe termeabilily ot btood

UterineContractingHerbs

'Ihese herbscausecontracdonsiDtheuierus,whichcanexpeliheenrbrloandarean idealad.lilionaltefaprogestcroneblockinghefbhasbeenused1bri fc$,dars.Ottcn theseherbscnnhelptoregohtcandstfengthenant contractionsrhaLarehappenjngdrLe to theuscofolherabortiircients.

Dong Quai (Chineseangelica) BIueCohosh

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Cotton lioot bark PennlroYal J'rniDer Nlugwort Taniy

iullle l\'b'cause ulc InL (olr ocri!r''be'"J'e lft)

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Sol1reherbscausccontractionsbecausethevconrainthcvolalileoil

;rnnnlalcs thcbraina.distoxicin laryedoseslhujoncGprcsentinmanvlrerbs

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lqiote Tlujoneslso

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ranoelf usedin a concentraled formor in exlremcr)

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clTecisonthcbodl Oestrogenicherbsarethoughrto be

lheireilectileness asabo{ifacients' hui asnost ofthcs!

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PregnancyTesting

Themoslresponsiblethingtodobeforeaitemplinga lrerbalaboriioDislo conlirmt\'ilha restthatyouactuallyarepresnant.Therearemnnyfcasoisfordris |irstly.herbslbr ienninatingprcgnaicyafesirongandcanbeslresstulfot rhcbod),thercforeifthe]'rc not neededtheyshouldnotbelaken.Anothertason isthatifyou takeherbsandbeginto bleedbutonlylighllyor for onlya dayyou1 11necdrokno\\'ifyou *€repregntlrnr orderto knowif lhisisa problcm.If pregnancyhasbccnconfimedthiscoulltsuggcstan incompleteaborlion$hich wouldrequire redicaiatlention(seerheseciionenlitlcd'whal couldgo\\rong').However,if youarenotpregnadtbenthcrc'snothinglo wor|yabouL

As we havercadilyavailableeaflydetctionpreenanoytcstslhereis stilltimcto cmllov theherbsaftera iest. 'lbsts areavailablethatcandetec!prcgnrnc]at8-12daysaller

I'm a$arcLhalthisconlradictslhenessageto usctlleherbsasearlyaspossibteh fie pregnancy,and1llilst ir is salcslandmosteffecrilcrobeginassoonas lossible. lhis mustbe$cighedup againstthcpossibledangerstohealthofusingherbswhen

pregrancys1a1usisuncertain.Rcmembetusingdnea.lydelecriontestonlymcansa

delayofa iewdays,whichlealesyourvellwirhina salelin1escalefor disruptnrg pregnancyard to seeka clinical aborlnrnif ihis shouldiail.

Homepregnancytestsworkby neasuringthepresenccolthe Lroflnore'h!unDclrorionlc

gonadoirophin(hCG)

aner $e enbryo hasinplanled in drc womb lining andbegins1obuilci upirpidly,

doublingalmostever,-48hoursxp tothc60th-gothdayofpregnanc).

yoxrurhe.Thishomroneis producedb] theplacentashortlr-

Not all pregnancytestsarctheslllne;someafcmorusensitiveihanothc$ Ilnlarrunarel-v

thcirscrNilivityontheplckging - theyusuallysa] thallhcy

canbeusedliom thefirsrdayol a nissedperiodcr.D thooghsomecanbcusedscvcf.tl daysbefbre.Thefolloq,ingtablchasbeencompiledlrominfonnariongaincdhy contactingmanufaclurers.Thetablcisb)'nomeansconplctclrsyet;reseafohis still

pregnanc)resGrarelypri

ongoingirto olhcrbrands.if ,vou lulc a testthatyouafeunsureabomit'ssensiiivityit's oftenpossibleb galntheinformationby dngingaphonenumberonthepackaging.

Thenost sensitivctesil\€ discorercdis EasisiixI' $hjch isprod cedbylastern Pham1aceuticalsr.l,rn1b{unatelyit isn'lone01't}emosr\\ idel"vaYailable,I foundir in my localchenistlut norin anyoflhe supennafkets.il's alsopossibleto ordcrit overthe internetr.Fun'ily enough.thereisa pubh Derbytharhasa vendingnachinethatstocks thisbrandoftestin thel.adiesioileisr.Ifyou can'llindEasisiixP t|en anyol ihetesls whichcandetect25mlu ofhcc wouldbefine.ThcteslsdlatdetcclsoDIIUoi lrCGare notclassedasearlydetecdonlestsandshouldbeavoidedunlessmenstruationis ahea.ty late.Kno$inglhedate,voulastovulatedis anextremcl)laluablepieceofinfonnationin

thjs sltuaiionso t|rt you cdndetem)ineexlrctLy$hen concepiionoccuncd.Il you h^\'. N

fcgular28-da] cl-clc fier

lsc thc 25mlU tests3 or i1 dals bcforcyou period is due.

),ou dn mostlikeLyto ovulateon da,r'14 or 15 andsoyou can

Nameof Test

Senstivity

Howeary you canuse jt (onya eude)

EasslixP

15mlU

8-10daysaflerconcepiion

FirsiResponse

25nrlU

'10-12 daysafterconcepton

Rapidselftest

25mlu

'10-12 daysafterconceptlon

[Jnichem

25mlU

10-12daysaflerconceptjon

EaryBird

Reveal

25m'l.J

25mlU

10-12daysaflerconceplion

'10-12 daysafterconception

Bootsownbrand

50mlU

Thedayyourperlods due

Predictor

50mlU

Thedayyourperiods due

CiearBlue

50mlU

Thedayyou.periodlsdue

Thelawestconcentralianof hCGdetectedbyeachlestisneasutedi) nili lnternattonalUnttslnlU). Thelowerthisnunber.themoresensitivethetest.

Formorcin{ormatioiror ho\\ 10dclc njnewhcn

pregrancJ'\ould rhcrolb.ebesee$nmsisterzexs.conriLiskolprcs

)ou

x,erefertileand$'lnt vourriskoi'

Il youhxveiregularperiods:lnegulafp.rn

s Dral(eil dillicultro deteDdne\\'henyou

ovulaledandthcretbfe\rhenio xsea pregnancttcsL.SislcrZcusaadvisesusingthree trcgnancy lestsin ihissilualion.lhc firsttwchc daysafterunprotecredsex,ile second tlro dayslater.lfbolb lcslsarclcg.rtilethenthechalcesof pregnancyafelos. howc! a thir{losl isadvised,a \\€eklater,1lr uke absolulcl!surc.

FalseNcgativeresults

11 )ou gct a negativeresLrltirom your 1cs1lhenthereis srjll a chancevou ale still pregnafi. Ihis is beciusc thcrcis a possibilirytl]atthe lelels of hCG hare nol buill up

suftjcientl) i

staee.lf lou gcLa ncgativeresuh,brt,vou stlll fccl prcgnanl lesi agair .lS hourslater (r\

roLrr syslcrnto be detecledbl rhe test,drisls especiallya dsk at this eafl)

Iclcls trrltc roughLyevelv 48lourt. Falsc l]ositive rcsuhsareIery rare.

l. ]]aslcnrl'|amaceulicals lld. {bmb l{ousc, 7 St Johnsltoad, lslewc,|th.N.IiddxTW7 (NA

2. \\1la\'.$ esrrrshcal$.co.uk,lacatalog

I

,1.

lhc $I,odlal|

IIxr. tsridgeSlreet.Derb.t-

1\$\.geocilics-com/sisler _zeus of 1!1\1a:sisierzeus.colll

12

Thelmportanceof a BackUp plan

It is ritally inrtortuntihalyou,vemadeafimr

decisionto ie.minaterhepregnancybeli)re

endapregDancy

figureisarrivcdaias

rn aware).lfyou arc

youaltcmprherbalabo i(,r. Herbsarenolarotally tiablesayto

(esdnatcdatjrsr undef50%effeclive.burI don'tknowtrowtlts

noscieDtificrescarchhasbeenlnd.nakenoDrhesubjecrasfdrasI

noi successftlit isl:lfd,rtrl thal rou donl ca||yihepfegnancy toiemr.Thect.ect01.

thesehcrhsonthedevelopineernbryois

believcdio bercntogens,\a1ichare$bsranccsihalcauseihc

abnonnaliliesnranenbryo,wtich

r.r(oi

an.lsoarehighly!1lhclttbleio

r.,,rrr1

largolylurklo$n.i\1anyolrhcseherbsxre

-r

developmentot.

severet)defomedfoelus. .t.his crrt!

couldresulrin a

p.rr"'ll)

i. s\(n.r

J, Lle.r

f45 \.,J 1 o.o.r,rnJ

danagc.ThesehertscouldatsocauseprcblcDrswirtirhe

tabo,rr.

placenta(causingil topartiattyderachor developabnomauy)whichcoutdnoro,rti.

damagelhecmbryo/Letusb$talsoc.ruscdangcroLrscomplicadonsin

h istherelbredrrofuli,t

before )ou atrempla herbalone.

rract.r/thaiyotrare lrepared to gotlxougha ctinioatabon)n

Whilstt&|dcally abortioncouldbercfused,it isin etlccravailahleondcmaodii rhe

UK. flrc tendssirD ofr$'o docrofsis requircdto approveaierminarid,dtthongtroften

theseconddoctoris sjmpl)a rubberstanp.A

beliel,ethalthem.ntalor pnysicalhcllth oflhc x.omanwouldbcarriskifshe *ere

forcedLohavelhc

wouldbeenough10prt rhcwomansmenialhcatrharLisk.Othcidodorsnriehtwa;t ro

hearmoreinfonrotion.tbour$ty

health,sobe trepared. Docrofs

doctormusrapprovcanabolionit

they

baby.Mrny doclorsbelievcthatsimpl,vhavjnganrmnartedbab,v

ha\,inga babyrould bedistressingtoyor; nrcntal

lmle a specilicconscicnrtorsobjectiontoatorrion

pianJLingctntcor

E

a doctorihaL.loesnoLVisityouffhni\ 'yho

arcobligedr{)referyouro

^\IJS Direcrifyou ar. unsureabourtle aritudeofyour dooLor.

Abonionisar!ilableon thc\tt\

one.I]olrever asin all ireasofpubliohealrhoare,budgeraryrcstriclionsappl),dndD.jr

aUabotionsarcpublicl),lnnded.In

EnglandandWalesthefigureis usuay lowcr.Eighrtnglishbcatthaulhoritieshavc

taw)roprioritise

admirlcdtlat ihcysetspecillccrire a (overandabo,0eanyouilinc.lin

lvomenlbr lieeaboftionlr'snotclearwhetherlhcyfundaborionsforwomcn\}hodo

{nd mnrtsomenrcpoflnoprohttlnrin

Scotland96%oIa

ot,taining

aborrionsareNUSfL|lrrtcdbLrr jn

notcorneunderthesecategorics.A

rs

a cena agc,beinga student,atreadyhavingse!.ralchildren,havnrghad trsrjons

abonions.IfyoLrf|calrhaulhorir,yhasrcstricrivecrileriaan.tyondo couldconsiderlvilg (althoughtheynrayrequircproofof nrcome)or

anotherauthoit) tcmpomrily(e.g.stay!,!ilha tiiendor fetative).Somehe:rtrhauLhoriries alsotirndabodionrelatedcounselting.

fttl Iistof ihehealthaurtrodrjesandtheircalegorics

jn

AppendixL Somcofihesecaiegori€sincludebeingonbenefits.bcingr,ndcrloruucr

notnreer rern, Iou try novinglo

Your clinical options

NlcdicalAbortion: lfyou arenomorctharl7 \4€ekspregnant(ornineveeksfiom vour

last

'abodjon pi]]'calledRU 486-lhis nrrohestakinga iabletto

bocl)expeisdrccnbryo 'volnan to \lonran.bxt

Friod,

whichishowLhemedicalprofessioDdatepregnancv) vou canaskfor thc

jnduce miscaniageard ]oul

wjthoullheuseof surgery.TheerperienceIill r'ar1ftom

cortractions3relikcl) 1(]bequickcrandstrongerthan$idr a

Youvill benornrallrbeunderm.dicalsupenisionin

it'slikclt io lake,althoughsonr€hcalthaudn

thcrc's le comforLoliarniliarsunoundingsll1ldcontroL;in hospitalthere'sthecolr1folt

o' nrJrj fairlille-.luu d \nL I ccJrhem

a hospilalfor thcfewhoursthat

ljesallo\Y jt lo betakcnalhome.Al homc

lrornrorei.fomaLidr onihederelopment d historyof Rt.486sce i4 lyonun'slloakt)j (.t?o/ier'by JtebcccaChalkef(nrfie bibliosraphy).

SurgicrlAbortion:Thisi

Thisis u$aLlydoneundergcneralanrcsLhetic,bu1canbeun.tcfa localanacstletic%u

dontusually eedto bcnrhospitalfor morethana dav

voiveshavingiJreenlbrvoremovedsurgjcall"!bv a docror'

Uselul confacts:

Frmily PlanningAssociation

Charit!offerilg licc helpandadviceif ,\ou dor'i wanrto goto vour GP lhev olltr a

verycolnpletesenicc

abortionrefenal,andiniir nationaboulcouncellirg Bevondabortion'th€irprogressi!c $ork includescanpaignsto imPLovesexuall1ealihandrcproductivcrightsfof all peoplc h rheuK. ww$'.Sa.org.xk

jicluding

contlaceprion,noming aftcrpill' pregnancvtest'ng'

Itelphre:08451101334(gan1-7pln\{onday-F'rida"1)

British Pregn,ncyAdyiso.] Senice l rcepregnano)iestirgandcampaignfor

orgmisarion.thcysiridentlyandactivelycampaipiar greaterNHSabortionprovjsior'Il Iou arcreferedfion a Gl' (orfanily plannjrgcljnic) )'ou n]aybeableto accesstheir

aborlionrights$ hi1sitheyarea I'ilale

Ilelplilrei08,157:10403t)

BrookAdYisorrSenicc lrce confidcnrialhelpandadviceonall scxualhealthand lresnarcv issuesfor undel

Helplnrc:08000l8s023

NHS Direct 24 houn a day 7 dals a rveekphoneline

infom1alion, jnclxding facilitiesavailablein yolu area.Staffedby qualitiednurses.rnd

healthvisitors.CallschaBed ar kroalrate.

08454647

oltcdng conljdediat mcdicaladvi.c

ar)d

Abortion Larv ReIbrn' Associrtion Campaignsto enshrincin !K la$,andin

aborlionbaseduton her own infoflnedchojce.

w$$,.alm.org.uk

pracrice a $omans righi ro safe,ticc lnd legll

'lherc arc otherprivate aborli{Dprovjde$ r\ho do U.ccpregnancy iesiing(\larie Stopes, etc).

Be arvarc thai some anti-nbortion sroup! oper{te under the guiseof free presnancy

testing and rdvice.lfrlrs logo inciudcsa tbe s or iis an ol'|crotfree posi_aborrjon counsellinglrom someoncotherrhaDthe r,!HSor tocalcouDcil.approachwjth c.turion.

Thc most prcr{lent areLilc (0t926 3tt5i1

Anotheranti-aboniongroup is C]\RII (0800 028 22281\w\ylfegnancy.org.uk), wirc) operateclinics rudcr the nameAliernarives pregnncy Connse|ingCenrc. I've gilcn thei phone numirersandwebsilcsassdnclimesthey'rcgiven out $ithouLit bei|g clcal

who th. ofgadsati{rnis.

\l'1\srtifext.org andwww.treghelt.org.nk).

F€rle @i{allLlid

undera mcloscope

t

Whatto expectphysically

1ncphlsicalcrpcricnceofa successinl|erbalaborlionverymuchdependsoDhowlone )ou \ere pregnnnt.lfthe herbsrvereusedbeforethesecordweekofprcgnanctthe bleedtusis likelyto bca birhcavicrthana nonnalperiod$ith slightly 'nore cranrpsihan

As thepregnanctadlancestheabofionis likel) io benloreintensewithmorepainlr crlrnting andhealicrbleedi.gfor longer.lflhe pregnanc-vhasadvancedenougi.you \t'i1lscc )cllo$,ish tissuc$ith branchlikestructues(chorionicvilli).lhis tissucisusuall) .nclosc.lin a blo l filled sac.lhis isthebeghirg ofthe fLacefia andsomewhereinsid. ist|e develojringegg.$hichdurilg tle firsL5 r'ecks 'rill be!s lilile as1-slnm.

As soonasbleedbgbesjnsherbsshouldbediscontinuedlo allowthebodyio doiis lhing.I\pecr a Iorof bloodbutuatchoutfor haemordHge.

Youmrst l usetampons,asiheccni)ris slill lilcly io bcrclarcdandopcrrthusnaklng

theuterusprone10inltclion.Ii s lirrlhcsancreasonlhal

until ],ou slopblccdillg.l;singmcnstNalpadsor a cupallows lou 10monitof$c bleedinganclcxanrnrc{hal co.rcsout. A1lcfthcsachasbccn tassetl blccding$i1lslow dolrnandgradurllystop.Bleediogshouldlastfbr aroundteuda,vs.lf bleedinglastsnrorc lhaniwo $,eeksthenil nrarbea signofinconlplclcaborliorandshouldbechccledoxt

br-a doclor.Bl.edingonl,va snrallamouri,sl ling andstoppirgor sfofiry couldalso besiglls (r1'hcor)rplele rbortio

)ou

shouldavoidl'aginalser

How krrrgn'ill it takc to rvork?

'lhis depcndson many lactorsc.g. touf overallhcalth.$c srcngth ofyour reproducdle syslenr,thc qualit) ol drc hc rs. Thc hcrbal abo ion coul{ilakc aslilrlc asflre da}s bul uslrall) longer.Do nol takclle hcrbs lof lo ger thrn tourlecndays(asextlaincd carliet)

IIcfbsarc not a totally reliablenreihodof abortionand ,vou ma] not be successfirl.

Spotting

I1spotsol bk)odbegin1()appearburbloodis not let flo$irg properlythenyoureck)s.

butnotthereyei.\'oumay\\'antto considerincreasirgdosagesslightlyattlis poirt i1'

)ou

feel rou reclcvelopinsa toldancc.Or tou couldaddanothcrhcrbc.g.Dong Quai 1,i

nrcre$econtraciions.orparsleyor BlackCohoslrlo sofienandopenxp lhecer x.

Jl ) ou'rc|ot sLreif $llat'shappenirgb youisror

\oor aborlio|wassuccesslirllherlyoLrcai go10thcdoctora d saj ihat ]ou'!e

a1.orif)ou wanito confinnthat

T,t::T",:il'JT"i.,;:jli

l"};lliiii;

ii,lj#

Ii:q11r?'.i'&n!:"::

reli[ed

io hospiratstraightaway.

ij,',".

It

youcxperiencc anyoflhe 1btlowing syntxomsyoushoutdseekmedicala cnthurjShl

a\!"yi

i:ll:in: ;it ff fi:'.'i:."fii,i.til',i,x,iiu,l,ll"li"il*t :Lt:Tii,:lli1,."

treatedinmediarclt

i;'i","il;l,iliJi,Il3ll,,iiiJ:i:*:Li- r005'rr/18"c roucou,d,.,ve.,Llcrne

experiercc a sharppai,iin

l;,::H':,"::::l:::::,li]oll

ore

rrreabdomcn,parric,,hrry oll

srde,atanypoinrduringprcgnancy younta],harearan.ctopicp.egnanc), \aniohis

ver] farc bxl extremet). sdlious

Sympromsofpregrarcy $^utd

1: *:l;:;h;,:::'iiriIii'* I:rj,l,::iirlli. rl*;r*

hEaintodisrr

::T:H,,:i;,

"".r";; i;; .;.;i'i ;

;'H:1".i;;:lli.,.T:1ffi,1.-

;*ffi:ift|ilffiitf $iLtx1f"1iil;,5i*r,i,rrr,\roud beusen,lfor

;'"1;:1"f;*[:Xi,:lli:;

h"'bru""r'uirdine th" -m.nc svstenthalcanbeuse.,over

ifi:!!';ii:? #!t"",#?rx.".TTl;.'f:l;liii,'JH.i,',,liJ,:,

oftensr.ess€ddudngherbalaborlion.tr

spasnbaDdcrampingandhasrn orerallhigtrlevet;rri,*,i.-"

canaisoherp.rr"*

g","."i*i.r,

,,#i"

-"----

_a nl;,,"rrir.

-

;ae#ilbal;r' Lcartsaxtcrinetonicwrrichcanarsobensei'urnipreventins

;"r.:l:iif:,,9fi',x -t slJoimsurortisagood combinalionlbr anvrowencrgv,n)ikr

PotentialRisks

If 1 ou hale :rnt medicnlconditionconsultwith a herbalistbcfor€using t ny of thes( herbs.Thisis prrticul{rb inporlant ilyou havcltigh bloodprcssure,epilepsr',

dirbrtcs,liler hcnrt or kidneyproblenls,rn ltrD, or iflou

AIsoiflou'\'e hada rcocnlpel!ioinllammalorydlseaseor ifyou'retakinganl olhcr

drxgsastheherbsmaydangerousiyallcrthcwaydrcdrugs "ox1d nonnally$ork, ot aggmvatefic medicaiconditionbeilgteatedwilh th. drugs.

areproneto rllergies.

Thingsthat couldgorwong

The nroslcornDror froblcnr siur hcrbrl aborLionis t1l3tit fails to \\ork. Th.rc is no

certairt) thai the herbssill work or ereryone.no rrallcr |orv farourablethe condilions

arc.lflh.y

dor't Nork lar you. thc treg a cr shonldnot be cortinued.asthcrc is a

erio,.r:.'

o

l.ir

I'de'crt.,rr.

.'r'.

i

or'Ju

irgl'est.'tct.

'fhere arc scvcralothcr isks tou shouldbc rware ofbefore decidjng10do a bcrbal abo ion. \trhilsl thescrcsullsarc all possible.the,r'areuncommon.Succcsstulabodionis

a inr more tikel) outcometlranan) ofthe mcdicrl conplicatio s lisied below.

| . Selfpai:on D1g.I his can be sefiousasdarnaget() inrpoflantorganslike ihe liver ol cvcn clca1hoanrcsult lionr o'erdosiirg on someofthese hefbs.Do not cxceeddosages listedhercunlessdirectedby a herbalist.Rcduccdosagesal an) signsoftoxicity. Do nol

i gestessentialoils aslbey crn b. fatally toisonous, asin

esse|iialoils must orly be usedexlernally.Renlcrrbcfnol to takeherbsfo[ nroredran

dte caseofpenn"rtoyal.

2. Hdenturhose ftis

blccd 10dcaLlr.Soaki g a lnensiftLalpadiJrone]rou or lcssis considetedhaemordrag.!' secknedical aliention.

canbe lerl

serious,a.d unl.ss lcllcd

ii could be possibleto

3 ltuan

rr.

r

,J

ctc dho it,t. This happens$her somefoelal tissucis rclainedirside ihe

r.ar'\a

(feal

.c io,r. frnblen

a) The tisnr. canputrcl! clusing uLcrincinfcctior which,ifuntreated,canrcsuil in ste lil) or evendeath.The ii$r signol inlcotion \\ill be leler followed b,vabdomjnal pall

b) l|c

na) nranilcstasnild blccdiru *licil

utcrusis un.rblcto rclum ro ils noilnxlsize causiry haemolrllagetu occur. lhis

lastsli'r an abrorlnaily lonStinrc or rcry healy or

Both ol lhcscsitualiolrsDecdinrncdiale nredicrl alteniion.Mosl oflen a clinio.tlaborliorr |!ill bc pcrli)rmedto renrcvcthc rchainins tissuc.In lhe caseof haemorrhagea blood trmsllsioD nny be required.lnlhe caseofinlcclion. antibidics willbe issued.

4

Bleeding na] oDlybe slighi

Symploms ofprcgnancy will

The.hetbtkill

t|1t athtto

hut tlt',ot expet it. B][c.ling trcgnrsbut no Lissueis expe

or may oDlytasrtbr a tw

'

hou$ or a couple oidays.

persist, anda prcSnarcy tesris slil going to Leadposirive

tinreyou canpersist wirh rle herUi(emernba nor to

h(d.cr,rorct

A "r,oLrdn.|,1,

nic$.

t.r,J,.

c,r

or,

t,,,if

$ir'nee.t l."e(k.rctr r

e.!cnalier a week_Ifyo|

e.{cedrl.l,ld.) ll. enrt.\. i

sliil hve

ri ,.'

navnrrr

r

il-1i

rir errh.fr.\.)o

5.Echryic?regnancr.lltis isa

pr€gnanc]: norjrist\

fallopirnrubeandbeginsto grow rereinsleadofin rhe;aerus.this isa

situa&rnasthegrowingeggDrayruUufefie

rarecondition,bnris a riskio beconsidercd\,".iih

h herbatabodior.tr is whenrheeggbeconcsstLrckin rbe

merlical axenti;n.

lii.erjrfelteirg

ld|opiantLrbe.Ifyou cxpeLicncestrarppai

in the abdomenon onc side )ou mrLsrseek jmmediare

l.

Otherthingsthatcouldassist

Many oflhc srries ol'successlul hcrbalrbofions lbaLI lale readlalk oflhings )ou car

cioio assistyouf frogrcss,

list ofthirgs thal I'vc

nor

things

andso l'!e collcclcddresetils togcther'Jhis list is simpl) a

hcardalldfeel shouldbe hcluded bu1arecirclnnst' lial, and $

arc

asreliablc rs lhc rcsi on the lnib.rnalion in fiis pamplicl l realiselhat someofihcsc

arewhat yoLrleasifeel like dohg in the earlvst{sesofpregnancvwhile vou're

!o slopthe bod) in it's tacks. and

agai.st thc naturalimpuls. n) irrctect,vourfregnancv is what is

successsioriesI 1€hcardhavemcnlionedusing al

tnclingnauscolN andtired Ho!\€leL. vou areaiming

so doirrgthirgs lhal

rccluiLcJolyou. Almosr '!ork ail ofthc lcasroneof these lips.

.or"sdnn tfhether frorn scx of nastubatron oryasns causeulc ne confiaclronsano .ranl:wnnen tweaf thal thc) \\'crethe kc) 1()cnsudnga succcsslulaborlion li could rlsoic rte relaration oL.alrdthe improvcdcircLrlation1olhe pehic afcaassocialed$idr .cx of nasiruhrtion thatis alsohelping Thereis alsoevjdcncero suggcslthal Oxvtocilr (thchormon $hich causesutedrc contuactions)is felcascdduing orgasm lhis lip hcs bccnLepeated Lrysuoha iargerumbor of soxrcesthatI lale io beii$c iheres truth in il

. NiDDtesti

tttiot,

Thisis rlroreelidcDcclC)suggesithathali glotsofsc)iisagood

rh;ngio

befilrd

srirmrlatedasrl is a lornolle

rlo ar rhis tirnc - yon canol coursedo it dufing nraslurbarionas \rc11 lhe renson

rhis one seemsto hc the factthat orvtocir is releascduhcn the nipplesare

irhich alsohasa role in lllilk production

lqr./

- Nlan) sourceslalk oI thc mle of \'igorousejrerciseIrn]rrovllrgcirculalion

assistthe |erts in thei| $ork, $hilsl $e motion andrnoveJncDrnight

.

sill

b. hclpills to dislodgc

down rhc stairs to

rnllelt ol ho$ cxcfcjsc scnls x ressagcto t[e bodv thal Llis is not a goodtime to bc pregndnt. (;ercmlly bcing aspljsicalll aclive aspossiblc$ou1d assislscndi g this

irc

u doubtdl)

the embryo (l haveheardnurscsadvisinga iromn

io run up and

\bmen

hr\c

hastcnfie orrel ol hcr nedical abodnlr (abodion pill))

. .SeDc,

- sorrc \\onen beliele lhatdre preseice01scrten in the lagina io bc

a lirclor rri

at'l

their

oDcnthe cervir Lohc\r the semen cnlct Hoqever.l!c

oirlr prcscurin suchsmall arrrounls thllits oi reall,Yusclirl for the purtosesofaborLi(iri

succcss. i'[is couLdbc dueto dre fact thal scmencoriains a chenical to sole

alsobeenkn'Lftai ihis chcmlcalL\

Eirhei rvay,I

nmN rcasoDs includiDgthoscstaiedahole l\'Ia)bc the gereralnolion andslinulxiion ol

fie ccNix durirg pe|elr.li!e

,t'll't seehow it cooldhin.tcrl lrequem ser could alsobe bcrcllciai fot

sexis so'ncho'! uselirlin assisliig the dislodgingofthc

. H.rt B,//,s - this could bc hcltful b) olcning

e blood \csselsandpfomding

clrculalion,b

ihcnrselves jD desperationis ! conrmonotd wjles rate,rhefc,sno trencfitirLctoingir.

waier so hot ihxLit

bnmsyou is ,.)/ dl dll nccessary - $omcn

buning

. Medit\tio

-11yor $aclice medihrion then ii wo ld bea good thing tu nseno$l

somc women belie\e rhalmenta y ibcusingon rcteasingrhespirit

help. alsovisulisarion rcchniqrcsil]vohing cooceDrrarg on the wonrb

do\\n andbiood flownrg.It is sometinessaidthat rhcpo$f ofa focusednrind cin tr. as porcrtul asany nedicinc. E\€n it you don,tpraclice meditarion.focusjngon rhc rea$ns fbr ftrt being !rcgnanL could bc cnrciaiduri|g $is time as jr is a dil.Ucuttprocess rhal rcquiresdetermnali(rr.

ofihe enbryo can

ljning breikjng

. M:r:as!ry.nu.bwet

assistin childbirth\{ould be uscfrt

ird,,,,s,

Massagciechniqucstharareusedro bring on. ar

. Ac pu cture a d acaple.iirrc - I've heardonesror) ofho$

an

acupuDcllfesession

i tendcdlo relievepaintul fericds wasinsrunrentaiin a herbalabodi;n. tte womanin

qucslion reF{ed

nnde|!\'ayv.rT soonaRer\r'ards. I've alsoheardtharaccuprcssurepoints canbe

sljnulated in sucha way aslo indLrceaborion, but unto uDarely j

$,assuccesstult}

iecling conlracrionsduring the s.ssionandabortim

trale no dircct

.

Sitling on $e roileror squatiiDg.aM pushiog do,vnwirh your stomaohmuscles

.

.Long

hunry .dr riles - This is suggcsledon lhe SisterZenswcbsire.andoontdbe

ideathai actiriry andmoriorrscndyo|r body tlr

ell;cLiaeaspal'loflhe gencral

that now is not a goodlirnero be lregninl. I,\ ! hear.rof ore woma

abordor goi undenvayalier an exLremel)bumpy ride in a.1x.1accrossrough lcrfah.

messagc

*,ho.; trc,l,al

RhnegativebloodtYPes

Acconpan)hgelctyone'sbloodtypcis

firct(rr$hi;h

youhavetlc

a positiveor negativcsrmbolcalledtheltlr

analrigenin thetcdbloodcells(ifvou arcRh+'

;enoles1l1eprescnceot

antigen.andifyou arcRh- vou donot).

t hefollo\{ingexplalatiotappLiesto womcn$bo LaleRh' bloodiypes'I'mnoral all

ccrtainrrowLiely a scenrrl,iit i' tut amdraNingil1() r"our atrention

* it i' trt"n

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bLoodandaminuleamoui oflbclal bloodrdxes$ithhcrown

slstemrcactsto thcpreserceofdrc

aitackfoeLaibloortoells.fhcreis

aboriionormiscarriage.lhis

bicauseillbe foetusis Rh+again.herantibodieswouldaltackils

severcanacia ir thefoetustf]'ou belie\'cyoumays'a'1110havcchildrenai so'ne

poinl, -r'ou shouLdconsiderthispossibililv.

The$omansrn]n1ure

antigenin lheIi)etalblood,producingantibodicsto

a chanceof rlis bloodmixinghapteningdudng

hasimplicarionsfor an) foturcpregnanciesthis$omanhas'

bloodccllscausing

Ifyou hrle lth bloodtypcandyouhavea id;a 1ovisit thedocLorwithin72hoursof

inieclionto stopyouproducirgantibodics (it do'sihisbv foolingthebodvillo thlnking it's!lLeadyproducedthem).

successfulherbalaboilion,i1\ould bca good s1al.tingto bleedasdretcangile vou aD

I harercadilal foetalbloodonl]- Froduces it'sRhartjgcnin the1]th\ieekofpregnanc!'

dlusatthcearlystagewearetalkingabouttherewooldbcnoriskofisoimnrrnisalron

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I he dos{gesI've gilcn hereare asprecjsels I canfind ]Io$'ele! Lhcrex1eman) factors lo be 1*cn nlro coNjdcktjon lnearing thatdosagcscar nclcr be exacl You must bc tfcprred to us. )our o\1'r jtrdgcne t andiduition PoEnciesofprcparatjons canlarv,

lrnda l)efbs potencydcpendsoD

factorssuc| as.qualil), licshnessand how i1'sbccn siored.DiiTerertplarlisofthe same

somctincirresthal

)ou

but at. slfonger thd1oLlers

^rc.

lariei! canalsohavelarying amountsof arl gi\cn chemical|ecauseofnaturallv

occurirg faclors.lr is for'llris rcasonthal \ shoulds;l1 at Lhclonest in dremn-qcoi$e

ncccssai--adctcndiu on hoB you r€el. and whcther lou cxferie'ce scvcresidec{Iccts

lncli\iduals may rcaci very rlilcre

\n'iriti\

t.\:rf

renbegirrningaDl herbalheamlenl vou dosages gi1en,increasingor decreasingif

tl) 1()eachorhcrandpersonalcoNjdculion canalso

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Purchasingherbs

Ilcrbs ale bestboughlfresn.howeler.

buynrs dried herbs,try-to enstre their ovcrallfreshncssllerbs shouldsmell licsh (tol

musl) or rnouldt) andtook ftcsh (flosets alrdlenresslili haling rhcir coiorn) Siore hcfbsin aitiglrt collairers r$a] ftom direct sunirghl

arc rDucheasicrb find in fieir dried lbnn

\\ihcn

First choi(c lbr buyjng hcrbsis an independenthcalrhfood shopor h€fballstrD lour' 1o$rl Chain st{)resljke CulpcpperardNeal's \-ard usualLvcanf a good u'ge ioo \bu

$iU be ableto bur-the eract quarlit) ,vou \!ant aDdle ableto checkthe

oamot find a suptlier iD,!ouf l)r'11lou could uscmail orderor onhe

surclbat lbc) havefasrd.lil'ery belbrc yon order'asherbsthartakewecksio arrivc arc

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Howto prepare herbs

\ hter basedpreparations:

hdividual herbs|ave lleir o$n recipesbur .rbasicguidc tbr a srandarctdecociionor

intusiolris 500D1of\rarcr to 30g of driedherb.Dosages rilcn

assrLmcthis tulio Ll]llcls

\\'hen usingthe licsh lealcs or tlo{cfs you wi I needr{ruse$fce neasrn.esasoftoscrl

to

in

oneofdried (c.9. rlrlecspoooi'ulsinsrerd ofone) to accouDribr

thc cr-'!a,\dr.f coll.nt

dre herb.\Vood! sLe'nsrnd rcots don,thavea lareeNalcr con(cnrl}]rd y) Lhe 0()btcIr

Inlusion

'I h s is lhe easieslwrly ro prcparea hcrb andis appro| ale

atulnon \,!ood] srenlsol rheherb.Infusionsarealsoused\rlrrD

to obtainiom rh.

propciics tou n.ed.

Nhcn usiig tcaves.U,)i\el\

rhesubslnnces )ou \!ish

herbare readily sotubtenr waief or boiling ivo td ttcs1Joyifihe

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, a teapotor in a larlejar '1

sel,eraldosesiDonego bul intirsioD!deledoraterapidly so rced ro bc nntlc ticsh each

with a inl fierr sLrairedlnd dnrd,. \b|

dav.

tre ,r. t,:.1-

caDlnakecnoLrghti)l

To lnakea strcngerirlusion usca srong aidiglrl iaf (Iyrcx or lhiok gtassis

Pourihe boiline $.trcf inro thcjar ovcr theheLbandleavefor laur hou ar roon

rcrper",L.

lo makeit e.Lsierto take,vourdoses.

req0irc.l).

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I)ecoction

This is usedb extacl the aclivc ingredients liom and bark9. The heLbandwiLcr areplaced itl a pan

boii) 1orlcn io fiftcen minurcs,or

the tan $ill crsure no volatileoils escrpe.Decoclionsmnsrbe usedbclbre rhet begh to

iemLr

rh<r, a!<.

trardfitrfousmaLcriil (e g. rools

",ood,!, andsinmer.edon a lo* heat ido ror

fof a time tcriod appfopfiarc to thathcfb. A ti(l on

ren

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Lonr,.,.cdr.e!1

rrJced

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r.dr b.

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Syrup

Honeyor sugarca]lbeaddedto a decociionto increasethepalatabilit)ofthe bre$ and increasethesheulile for up1osixmondrs.A synlprequjresequalamounts(by$cighr) ofsugalto decoction(e.s.250m1decoctionio 2509sugal).Honeyisi$'iceassweeias susarandneedshalfa! much(e.s.250n decoctiorrro 1259lone"v).Addlle sweetener to thchotiiquid.Increasetheheatuntilthebrc\\'isainosrbojlingandthcnlakcit offl|e |eat.I'orLrthehoi syrupinioa sterilizedbottleandcapit. Oncccoolcdthcstr'tLpshould bestoredh theftidge.

Alcohol basedtincture

Alcoholisgeneralba bettersohentfbrherbalpropeniesthi r walclandalsoactsasa pieseraalile.Homemadetinctwesareprobablynotasusefr jn thissiluationasrhev

lakeal leasttwo weeksto nmke Gome peoplethinktheyshol d beleftfor six$eeksor

nrore).but

\aell.dreycanlastseveral -vou )ears.

may{ish ro makelinctu€s 1lrkeepfor emergeDcysiluationsas.if slotcd

Theadvanlagcsol linclurcsrre thatficy ha\ea longshelllili, aleeasierlo cnlTyalound, aremoreconcentrated(sothai )ou don'tneedto ingestasnuch flujd)andnorc polcnt.

1br will needto usealcoholof atleast30%(e.g.lodka) h older1olare aligh cnough $,aler/alco|olratio.5091,is idcalandwill makea standardtincture(lhe dosagesin this booklclassumca slaDdardiircrureisbcinguscd).Ilighcrperceniagesarermrchmorc efiectivefor extracringvolatileoilsandalkaloids.Usel25g ofdricdhcrbor 2509oi fresirherb.lJoxr500rnlalcoholontoiheherbaM closetheconiairertightly(anail1ight conlainershouldbeuscd).Iflhc hcrbandalco|oldon'tall ljli1t Lhe jar fien youcanlop it uf thenc\t dayivhensoJneoflbe alcohollas bccns{)akcdupbf theherb.

Usinsa 500

likelyiilhere is anair sap h fiejar andao) plart materialis exposedto il. Kecptbcco ainerin a $'arrnplaceawayliom slfongsunlightandshake{ell oncea dayfin atlcrsttwo wccks (althouphsomesayatleastsixweeks).Decantthebujkofthe iiquidandstrainthercsiduedroughn)uslh(wrnrsingontrhelast drup).Siorethetincturein a dark,airtighibottlewitha daredlabel

iar andkeepincit toppedxp isa goodideabecaxsespoilageis nore

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VitaminC

(ascotbicacid)

Inlonmlionaloui thcuscof iitanin C asar abo{ifacicnthasbeenpassedaror.udihe feninistconrmuiiy sincedrese\enties.lhe Sisterleus websirehasnumerouspersonal sloriesof womcnwho\ e usedvjlaminC successfuil]. sometimesin combinaliowith herbs,to terminaterheir pregnancies.

AlthoughvilaminC isnora herb,il soneoflhe lessroxicandmosteasilyfoundof an)th g availallcfor temimti g pregmncy.lt aisohasa goodrateofefectiveness {hen conparedwithherbsusedlor thesamepurpose.

Vitanrin C can beusedasanimplantationinhibitor andasan abotitacienl:

Asan implantationinhibiror.rVitaminC stimulalcsocstrogcnandinhibitsprogcslcrone whichpLoducesa !cr), Lrnfalourableclinateuilhin iheulenrs.Thercsultofthis is thal ihe eggwjii not inplant itself in theNonb lining. (see'vitamin C asan emergency

,,lso

viabilityofthe tregnancy. Thisisbecauscprogestcroneisnecdedln orderfor fie lining

of theutemsto continuebeingsuppodiveoflhe feniljsedeggandto preventit tionl breakinsdo\an.

dbo ifucient Alter inplantaiion prcgesteroneis still essentialfor theconrinuing

Vitan n C canaDdhasproduocdaborliorr\rjlhouldlchclpofolhcr |erbs.Joy (;adcncl wrilcs"Dont conblnefiis remedy\r'idrotherreasmentioned Ghe mentionsPcnnyft,yrl andBlueCohosl)becausethcymaycoudcracleacholherWomen\\ho baleuscdbolh remediessjmulianeouslylave hadlesstavourableresullsthanihosewhoLrscdonlyonc ara time.lhis mat bebecauselitamin C isa powcrfulanli'toxnr.soil could Lrllil')tl)c flcctsoflhc |crbs. Thisis unconfirmed.

tlne combinaliontharhasbeensuccessfull)usedonsevcraloccasiorsis vitaminClwlth Done Qxai andParsle,v.VilaminC stan'estheuterusofpfogestomrc,andlhcnafler5 daysDons Quai is added1lrstuergthenuterinecolrtmctionsalrdexpeltheembryo.

l'arslc)rclaxcsandsoftenstlrecenil.

lhe besttlpe io useis Ascorbicacid.althoughJoyGardncrwiles thatcalciumascorbale or sodiumascorbatcarcalsooh.PurevitaminC is best.althoughanyofthe man-y vitanri.C productswouldbeacceptable.Choosingtheproductrviththefeweradditional

ingrcdicnts{ould bcbcst.sothal

)

ouavoidtakinglargeamourisofsugar.flalourings

r(iolhcrchcmicalsIt issuspcotedthalbioihrinoidsareaddedto vilaminCrto protect

trFrinslmiscari.sc.lt iscsscnlialtherelirre10choosea productlhatcontainsno bi,)llirvinoids.ltoschipis. hiollirvinoi(lr'rxldn)ul(lxl$ bervoided.

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Dosage

A rangeol dosageshale beensuggestedlion

lirorn rcadingthe pcKonal accounlsol herbalaborrionoDihe SislerZ€uswebsiteil seens thalmosl successsioriesinvoh,ethe ligher doses.I $,ouldadlise hking 10 - 12

6 gramsper day lo lwetl,egnms per day.

You shoulddjvide your total gramsfor ihe day into equaldosesequallyspaced

throughourll1eday.ud

asma)

limesdurnu

rhenighr asyou canrnmagc.

Safety

Anyon. wilh scnsitivekidneysor an) kind ol

This is bec.luseexcessanounls of vitanin C in the bod) areelhinalcd throughthe kidncys which canput lhem undcrshain.

kidncy problcmssbouldnor uselilarniD C

|eopl€ $lro takc anli-coagulanls(e.9.aspirin),1\,nohavosicklc oell anaemia.or have difticulty metabolisingvitamin C shouldconsuha doclorbolbrc takiDgmcga'dosesof vilamiDC.

Possibleside effects

Mosl offie seious sideenbclsinvolved wilh suchhigh dosesof\,itlmin C are oDIr- applic.$le il suchdosesitrc suslainedoler a lorg period.The 1,1day usagese are talking aboulhcrc meanll1arftcy areunlikcly to occu.

Abdoninalcranps,hotflushes.rashes,conslipalion,gasanddiarboca,hcadachc,

farigue,acidstomaohdndkidneyiffilationmayoccur

*14a{.mothernature.comhavethefoLlo$inginfonnation abo

' Vilanin C is nontoxicatlevelsfarin excessofthe RDA.Soln€individualsdelelop

the safet} of vitamin C:

dianhoeaftonltakingapprox.2,000to 5,000mgperda)',r'hile elenligherlevelsdo nol bothd otl1crs.Highlevelsof vnaninC candeplclclhebodyoflhe essellialmincral coppcr',solakea coppeFconlainingmullinulricntlbrmulail you'remegadosingonC. High dosesof vitamin C may alsoincreasethe risk of kidney sionesin sone people. alihoughsrxdiesindicarethat thosel\'ho do not havea hisroryof kidney stones,severe kidne-vdiseaseor gouiarenoratrisk.BecausevitaminC ma,vincreaseironabsorpdon,

chcckwilh a doctorifyou sullerfionl jron ovcrloadandwantto takehighdosesof \ilar'lin C."

JoyGardnerexpressesconcernsthaihigi dosesof viiaminC makesthekidneysusedto excrelinglargequaditiesof vitaminC resultingin a deficiency*'henhighdosesare

siopped.Shcauggests gGdually decreasingdosesover the courseol lhreeda,vs.

Vitamin C asan EmergencyContraccptive

hao 500ngtablets(non-chew$le)shouldbeplaccdinsidethea.qinainmediatclv

follo\ing

ThisincreasesthcacidlevelsiDtle vagina\\hich shouldkill of thespenn lhereis no guaranl€eihatrhissill belcr0%efeolivcbutit $ouldgrcallydecreasethechaocesof spcnnmakingit to thcegg.Thismaycauseirritation;soothewidl Aloe Vcia

unprolcctedsexor coldom ruptureandrepcaiediwice a da)'for threedavs.

Vilan1inU canalsobctakeniNernallyasanemergenc)conlraceptivedu rg thetirne

bet{cen conceptionandwhenmensiruationisexpected.SislcrZ€usdoesnotbelieveir

is aseflecrivelrsihemorning-aierpi1l.butir

(lonserrhaD72hourssinceconcepiion).l'ollowthcsameprocedureaslsins vitaminC asanabodlfacientasabole.Themenshualcyclehasto compleleitsell sobleedingwill notbeginnuch earlierthanusualasa resultol lakingvilaminC

canbeused jfyou aretoolateto uscit

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DongQuaior ChineseAngelica

(AngelicaSinesis)

Chinese,AmedcanandEuropeananeelicaaret|ree differcni pla s or fie samevariet-s. TheChinesevariety,dongquai,isfie nost scientificallt'researchedoflhe goup and reponedto bcLhebeslforusein herbalabonion.AmericanandEuropeanvafieiies, qhile not aswell researcbcd,borhhavereputationsfor haling similar ellecls andhavebeen usedbyherbalistslbr generations.Angelicarootdecoctionsyrup;srepodedlyusedb-v somenidwivesto bringoultheplaccntaanerlabour.Dong Quai\ namecanbewntlcn 'dong'or'dang',andquai','quoi'or'gui'.

The root is oflen relenedto as'femaleginseng'andis dcscnbedashavirg anaffDity qith the femaleconsiiiution.Dong Quai hastwo very ditltre effectsor theuterus;it hasthability to Jllrrrldre contractions,andalsoto rela{ fie xterusandtherebyrrrti,} contl"ctions.The effectdependson howyou preprretheherb.

Dong Quai's relaxinseffectontheuteruscornesfromvolatileoilscontainedin theroot. Volatilemeansrheoils areeasilydestroycd.Whentheaim is to capturetlem, bre$ an infusion.TherelaxingeffectofDorg Quai is useltrllbr dysmenoffhoea(pairtul

Whenthe aim is to stimulalesrrongco-ordinated,regularconfactions in orderto bring ondelayedmenstrualionor causemisca iaee/abortion,thcDa decociionisused.lhe simmeringofthe herbdeslroystheoils,rhusleaving just theuicrinestimuhnng

Thercisdisagreementasro sncthera tinctureis usefulor nol.SisterZeussaysthala tincturerr usefulasth€volalile oils arenot extacted into it. Uni Tiamatslatesthai alcohol'bascdprcpararioru(suchastinctures)only lroducc thcurerinerelaxingeffect.1 haventbeenable10resolveihiscontadiction.soI'd advisestickingio a decoctionor a syrupofa decoclion.

Dosage

Therootisrhepanuscd.Looklbr qualit)productsconlaininsonlyiheroot.Do notuse thefresh|erb,onlyuseit dried.Ioxinspresentin thoireshrootareeliminatedbythe

,ecrcrlofl: Simmerthechoppedddedrootin a coveredpar fbr l5-:10ninures.Ddnt a 250m1cup everyrhreeto fbu| houls. //rcnl/e. 5-15dropsin a cupofwarmwatereveryfourhours(allhoughsomesourcessay nol toxseit thiswat.

Cdpr,/asrfrom reportsoniheSislerZeuswebsite.aneilecti\'edoscseemstobe

I ,000mg everylbur hours.

Safety

Peoplewi

Ify;u

thesehavea lendenoyto increa^sebleeding

1a historl of canceror who areat risk of hcafl anackshouldnt uselhis herb

lakeblood-thinningagcntslikeaspirindonotusedongquaior otherangelicaas

Possiblesideeffects

The onethat'smostconcerningis the tendencyio inoreasebleeding This misesconcem

wbenthis he$

you dccideto

iecrersetheriskofhaemorrhage.disconlinueuseofdong quai(orotherangclica)once bleedlngis established

is usedto endpregnancvasit canincreasctherisk lbr haenorhagc lf usethis h€rb,payparticularattentjonto how much vou arebleeding To

Angelicasarephotoroxjc,this

herbyounay developa rashlnsomniamavalsobea sideeffectlfvou experience

labouredbreathingoi

meansif voll areexposedto strongsunllghtaftef usingthe

weak andrapid pulsereducethedosageOlherpossiblcsideclTects

aredilatedpupils andstonachpain

BlueCohosh

(Cau|ophyum thalictroides)

Bluecohoshis apowefirlberblion

NativeAmericanChippewa$ise'wontn useda stongdecoctionfor conrraceptive purposes.lt is famedfor ils abilily 1ordggerandhasienchiidbifih and deiiverdre

Noth America 'lhich hasawidevarietyofuses.

Bluecohoshisoftenusedaloneor in conbinationwithotherherbsfortheregulationof themenstfualcycleandto easepainfulmenstrualcramps.It isalsousedin fornulasto lrea1endometriosischlamydiaandccrvioaldysplasia.As a ulerinebnic, il nor.rdshesand revitalisestheuterinetissuein a varietyofcitclnslrnces,inclxdingafterpregnancy, miscarage,abortionor comingoffrnePill.

llluecohoshcoDtainsatleasttwosubstancestharcausetheuters to contralt;oxylocin(a homoneproducedduing ohildbirth)andcauLosaponin,a uniquesubstancelbundonlyin

Il is alsoanoestrogenicherb,mcaningii containsoeslrogen-likesubsiancesandcanhave oeslrogenlikesideefects(thosewithoeslogen-dependantiumoursshouldnotusethis

he$). lfyou arenotsupposedto ussthcPill fien youshouldnotusethisherbu undefthegxidanceof yourherbalist.

ess

11iscommonlyusedwithpennyroyal(anabonilacicDl)3nd/orblackcohosh*'hichhelps

soilenthecervixandrelaxtheos(thcrnuscularopeningofthe cervix).lt alsoencouBges

co-ordinaledurednecontraclionsandaccordnrg1osonesourcesblackcohoshisusedto

tempertheintensilyofblue cohoshscontractibiliry.

SusanweedhasahighopinionofBlue coiroshwh.nil comesto terminatingpregnanc] andspokeofusingbluecohoshalone,althoughSislerZeusihinksii sbeterin

Dosage

Therootisthcpal1of iheplantlo use-Somesoucesstatelhattheaboiilaciedqralities ofthis herbisbcst.xfactedin alcohol,avoidgl-vcerinebased-basedti.ctures.

l-hi liamalgivesthesedosages:

Dero.rlor?:Simmerfor 20-30minutes,125m1-250m1thrce10fourtimesa day. Tincture: '/, to 1y, teaspoons,tbreeio fbur timesa da).

Jo) cardenerwriresaboutpennyroyalandblueoohosh:

t

Pultwolabtespoonsof bluecohosh,t{Q tablesNonsof pennvrovalandnvoinblespoons

olpeppermini (toimprovethelaste,mayhavesomemild

largciar.Boil 1%litresof watermd

mi;utes.Addhoncyifdesjred Drinkin 5 to ardosesthroughoulfie day Sheadds'

cnmenagoguequalilics)inio a

pouro\'ertheherbs,captightlv slee!fof 20

menslruationshouldstartbythesitth

your normalanorlnt for the tust strongerthanEurop€an.

day.Bleedingshouidbcnotmorethandouble

da,vor t\\'o ' Shenotesthal Americanpennvrovalis

Susan\Veedgiles thescdoses Blue cohoshshouldbetakenasa tincrurc.20 dropsoftincture in a cup or \\ann l\ater

20dronseachofblue cohoshlincture,blackcohoshlinctureandpemvrovaliincturc

8B

(NOTtheessentialoil).Drinkslowlvin a cupofxarm watcrcveryfoll| hours

OB 2 rablespoonsof ddedblriccohos|root,2 rablcspoonsof

taUlespoorsof driedpemyro) al lea\€s Put a liirc of watet in a

an.tbring to

boilcrlblirecohoshrnix.Tightlyscrewonthclid

drink.If

andadd20dropsof tincture1othecupof teawhenrehealcd

tansvand3

'lded panxifi

fie bluo cohosh

theboil. Putihe olherherbsilno a largesrrongiar andpour on the Jusc

)

ouwan!touseatincture jusl

andlcavelbr thidyminutcs'Reheatto

missoutboilingthcherb(bursdllboilthe{rater)

Sheadvisesamaximunof fivedaysof thesctreatnenis.

Safety

Caulosaponin (presenl jn bluecohosh)alsohaslheactionof

heartsoifyou haveahis1oryofhigh

.vou sbouldntuscthisherb

mr]owingthcarterieslo lhe

or low bloodpressurc.heatldiseased strokethcn

Anyoncwithdiabetes.glaucomaot kidnevdamageshould

tsluecohoshisanoesttogenichcrbandhasoeslrogctllikesidcefects'cgabnormal

bloodcloiting.liverproblcnsandoeslrogen-dependanitumoursDo beenadvisednob takethePill

notLtsciivou've

Possiblesideeffects

Painin thc1imbs.vomiling. pound;ngheadachcsReduccdosesif youexperrencethese

Bluecohosh,ljkenany

redressthis,Uni Tlamalrcconxnendsddnkiig nettlelcaaspanoflour abortion

ol theabortifacientlrerbs,cin betaxingonihekidncvs lo

Rue

(uta graveorens)

Ruehasbeenhisioricallyusedasa teato inducemiscariageby wolnenall oler iho world from the Mediterranean and Europe to Latin America and North America. Rue contains t\ao chemicals ihat $'e kno$ have the abiliiy to cause abodion during early pregnancy.Oneis phlocarpnE, which is xsedin velednarymedicineasan aboniiacicDt for holses,the otheris rutin (or vitanin P) whjch hardensboncsand tcethand slrengthensarleriesandveins.Rulin dccruasescapillarypermeabilityin the uterine lissues,r'hich causcsthe womb lining 1()bcoomcnon,nuhilive to ihe fertilisedegg.Itutin is sonelines availablesepa|alclyin capsulclbrln.

Dosage

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