Medicine Stories
Medicine Stories
Nov 13, 2020
73. Ending Pregnancy At Home: Holistic Abortion Options
Play • 1 hr 25 min

From time immemorial, women and wise folk have carried the knowledge of how to manage fertility. From menstruation to contraception to birth to miscarriage to abortion, these processes and this knowing has always belonged to the people. Ending pregnancy outside the modern medical paradigm and the cold, impersonal clinic is not only possible, but there are numerous safe and effective options. Let us eliminate the need for back alley abortions, reframe pro-choice as pro-choices, and step back into our power by educating ourselves and one another on what’s possible.


  • Some historical context (women have always ended pregnancies, but laws and attitudes around it have changed)
  • Choosing home care for pregnancy release rather than clinical care
  • Preventing pregnancy with herbs (and the one thing most people do wrong when using Queen Anne’s Lace for contraception)
  • The four ways to release pregnancy at home
  • I see a lot of people championing herbal abortion on social media, but it’s clear that they are not educated about the issues and difficulties with this method (it does not look like your dreamy earth mama one-with-nature self empowerment fantasy)
  • What a beautiful, supported pregnancy release at home can look like
  • Sometimes spirit babies come through to teach us things
  • The four essential herbal actions needed (find this chart at
  • Mifepristone and/or misoprostol (medical abortion)
  • Supportive food and herbs for the process
  • Aftercare: honoring that you are postpartum after releasing a pregnancy and focusing on rebuilding and healing
  • Supporting the liver, nervous system, and immune system
  • A woman going through this is never alone

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