If you are experiencing an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy, it makes sense that you’re considering your options. Although abortion has been legal in the United States since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, for various reasons (financial, privacy, etc.), some women find themselves looking for another means to end a pregnancy. The proliferation of knowledge and opinion through the internet has led some to turn to online sources for abortion alternatives, including “home remedies.” We recently had a question about one of these, the “Vitamin C abortion.” We decided to do some follow up and research on it in the event that any of our readers may be wondering about it, too.
Before we go on to share what we learned about Vitamin C abortion, we want you to know that Avenue Women’s Center is here to provide information and support for Chicagoland women of all ages and situations who are facing the challenges of an unintentional pregnancy. From our free medical-grade pregnancy test which can verify (or not) a suspected positive pregnancy result as soon as 10 days after the possible time of conception, to a private, confidential pregnancy consultation with one of our experienced client advocates, we are committed to work with our clients in a respectful, nonjudgmental, caring atmosphere. Many of our services are free of cost to you. Please contact us for an appointment at one of our five DuPage County locations.
Now, on to the question about Vitamin C abortion.
In any of our communications and materials, it’s important to us to bring you reliable, authoritative information. THE FIRST THING WE WANT TO ESTABLISH IS THAT ALL OF THE ONLINE ARTICLES AND POSTS ON THIS TOPIC, WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANY FROM A WELL-KNOWN PROFESSIONAL OR MEDICAL SOURCE. We seek to share information from such resources as Mayo Clinic, Web MD, and others with credible contributors from the medical field. Much of the information we were able to locate on the Vitamin C abortion topic came from knowledge-sharing sites or blogs in which contributors were not necessarily credentialed medical practitioners. Some of the sources actually included conflicting information posted from the various contributors. Many included disclaimers about their content, and almost every one contained cautions about any home-made abortion attempts that sought to by-pass a medical professional. Perhaps the most often repeated idea was “Natural does not mean safe.”
In conclusion, based on our discoveries from our exploration of this topic, we feel it important to caution AGAINST a Vitamin C abortion attempt, or any “home remedy” abortion. As you examine and weigh your options, we hope you will allow us to learn about your unique situation, to listen to the things you’re thinking and feeling, and to come beside you as you make this challenging journey. It is not an easy thing to face. You don’t need to do it alone. Call, text, email or chat with us today to make an appointment at one of our five office locations: Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois. We hope to hear from you soon!
Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.