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how can i cause a natural miscarriage

i have been really careful about having safe sex . my boyfriend and i both lost our virginities to each other a month ago and we used condoms the first maybe 4 times . i started taking ortho tri cyclen and we had sex without a condom on the 8th day of me being on it . im a teenager, still in high school, and i have very good grades , i play tennis and i have future plans involving college and me not getting pregnant . i absolutely cannot have a baby at this point in my life and i dont know if im pregnant but i cant risk having a baby . i cant have my parents knowing i am sexually active , much less that i am having a pregnancy scare . ive read a lot about how to induce a natural miscarriage but i cant find exactly how much cinnamon or vitamin c or whatever to use , i dont know how much is too little or too much . i have such bad luck , i cant express that enough . i wouldnt be surprised if i got pregnant after being as safe as can be . please help me !!
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replied December 11th, 2017
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

If you started ortho tri cyclen on the first day of your cycle (counted from first day of your period), then on Day 8 of your cycle you would be protected. But if you started ortho tri cyclen on the first Sunday after your cycle then you may not be protected on Day 8 of your cycle. If you have a 28 day cycle then you would ovulate around 13-15th day of cycle, which means if you ovulate on the 13th day of cycle, there could be a mild risk of pregnancy (if you started the pill on Sunday after period). If you have cycles which come before 28 days, then the risk increases. However, if you started pill on the first day of your period, then you are protected, no matter what. Also, with Sunday start, if you had sex without condom on the 8th day (if you meant this by 8th day) after start then also you are protected.

If you want to be doubly safe, even if you are on pill, avoid sex during your fertile days or have sex during safe time.
Safe time: The last 14 days of a cycle are fixed, that is after ovulation, if a woman does not conceive, she bleeds after 14 days. It is best to avoid ovulation time to be safe from conceiving. One can calculate the ovulation date (approximate) by subtracting 14 from the average duration of cycle. So in a 28 day cycle the ovulation occurs on 14th day from start of menses, in a 30 day cycle the ovulation will occur on (30-14=16) 16th day of the cycle. The day is counted from the first day of the period. 3-4 days before this day to 2-3 days after the day is the most fertile period. Having intercourse during this time can result in pregnancy. So avoid this time.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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