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Soviet poster circa 1925, warning against midwives performing abortions. Title translation: "Abortions performed by either trained or self-taught midwives not only maim the woman, they also often lead to death."
Expulsion of the products of conception before the pregnancy has come to full term is termed as "abortion or miscarriage". About three-fourth of all miscarriages occur within the first twelve weeks and most of them occur due to some injury or fall during pregnancy; in cases of sudden shock, fear, joy or sorrow; in cases of mothers who are smoking, drinking alcohol or suffering from malnutrition; in cases where certain drugs are taken by the mother-taken for prolonged period or even once or twice (e.g. oral contraceptive pills) before or during the pregnancy; exposure of the expectant mother to radiation or toxic chemicals; due to some genetic abnormality of the embryo; some hormonal imbalance or due to improper implantation of the embryo.


1. Calcium-rich food-Eat lots of calcium-rich food like dairy products and green, leafy vegetables.

2. Cereals-Eat plenty of whole grain cereals such as bread, rice and pasta.

3. Cinnamon-In cases where there is bleeding in a pregnant woman following a  false  step, overlifting or over-reaching, chew on a piece of cinnamon (tuj) and take a little sugar.

4. Fruits and vegetables-Have plenty of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables daily.

5. Lotus root=Juice of lotus root is an age-old remedy for miscarriage.

6. Pomegranate (anar)-Pomegranate  leaves given with powder of sandalwood, curds and honey helps prevent a miscarriage.

7. Protein-rich food-Eat lots of protein-rich food like beans, eggs, fish, nuts, peas, poultry, seeds, etc.

8. Sesame  seeds (til)-Mixture of equal  parts of  sesame seeds, powdered barley (jau) and sugar with some honey stabilizes the embryo when there is a danger of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage.

9. Turmeric-Mix two teaspoonfuls of turmeric powder in one glass of 200 ml of water and drink 50 ml of this water every two hourly till the bleeding stops.

10. Vitamins E and B complex-Grains, seeds and nuts are rich in Vitamin E and B complex and so should be taken liberally.


*Avoid caffeine products (like coffee, chocolate, tea, cola), alcohol and cigarettes.

*Mint leaves should not be taken in large quantities.

*Papaya and its sap should be avoided.

*Excessive pineapple in any form is harmful during pregnancy as it causes premature uterine contractions.

*Poppy seeds should be avoided by pregnant and breast-feeding women.

*Sesame seeds should not be consumed. 

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