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Although many consider children to be a blessing, some people have their own reasons for not wanting to be parents. Some people just do not like the responsibility and think it is better to just have pets while others are concerned about the resources, the choice is not that easy. In any case, birth control has become exceedingly popular. Other than abstinence, people use all kinds of birth control methods, including male and female condoms, morning-after pills and other contraceptives. These methods are quite popular but have their pros and cons too. Nevertheless, nature has provided us with all kinds of herbs which can be used for a variety of purposes. Here are a few natural remedies you should know for birth control.

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 1. Neem:

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Neem is one of the most famous herbs. It is used all over the world for a number of reasons. Neem is used in all its forms, from neem leaves to neem oil and extract. Using neem as a contraceptive is a rather popular practice, by men as well as women, all over the world.

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Neem is a very strong contraceptive given that a minute amount of the herb, in form of oil, when injected to the uterine horns, can make a woman infertile for a year, without messing with the ovaries, menstrual or hormonal cycle. Neem not only works as a contraceptive for women but men can also use it.

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For a man, neem can adversely affect the motility of the sperm cells, which makes them unable to reach the female egg and fertilize it. It takes neem oil less than 30 seconds to kill a sperm cell within a vagina. It can also cause infertility in men. It may be used within a capsule, on a daily basis, to use as a birth control pill. The good news is that your sperm productions or libido do not get affected by the intake of neem, in any form.

2. Queen Anne’s Lace:

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Also known as the wild carrot, Queen Anne’s Lace is yet another herb used for birth control. The seeds of the herb disrupts the implantation by blocking the steroid hormone, progesterone synthesis and the fertilized egg finds implantation very hard. The seeds of the herb are collected and work as the contraceptive.

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Various studies have been carried out on using this herb as a contraceptive and it has been gaining popularity. This herb is best used as an emergency contraceptive. However, using Queen Anne’s Lace has some mild side effects too. Women who are breastfeeding should not use this herb.

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Using this herb is not a good idea for people who have had issues regarding gallstones or kidney. Some may also experience constipation for a few weeks. The herb has an uncanny resemblance to toxic plants like water hemlock and poison hemlock. One should make sure that they do not confuse Queen Anne’s Lace with these plants. Here’s how you can use the herb: 8 hours after, take a tablespoon of Queen Anne’s Lace and chew the seeds. To get the maximum effect, do this for 7 days.

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3. Blue Cohosh:

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Another popular remedy is to drink Blue Cohosh tea after. Blue Coshosh is also known as squaw root and blue or yellow ginseng. The root of this herb can affect implantation due to the two uterine-contracting substances it has. This herb has been used to induce uterine contractions. Using this herb is ideal for when you forget to use a contraceptive.

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Like all other herbs, it has some side effects too and it is excellent to use it after consulting a specialist, to avoid any problems in the future. To one-quarter of boiling water, add a teaspoon of the herb and for five minutes, let it steep.

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Keep drinking this tea until you get your period. Make sure to not drink more than 400mg a day.

4. Pennyroyal:

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This herb was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a contraceptive. The herb works as a contraceptive on the principle that it maximizes menstrual flow, acting as an emmenagogue. This herb can be combined with other herbs to make it work like contraceptive and maximize the effect. It can also cause severe results which not only include maximum menstrual flow but also abortions. Pennyroyal has leaves which may be used dried or fresh.

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Although Pennyroyal is a very effective contraceptive, it should be used cautiously. It can not only damage the nervous system but also cause liver and kidney issues. It may even disturb your hormonal cycle. One should make sure not to drink more than 300mg of Pennyroyal in the timespan of 6 days. In case you do not get your period or you get more than 10 days late, you should stop Pennyroyal intake immediately. The herb should be used immediately after for full effect.

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Here is how you can use the herb: You may take 8 ounces of water, which may be distilled or spring and add one teaspoon of dried leaves of Pennyroyal after you have taken it off the stove. Let it stand for 15 to 15 minutes and then strain it. You may also add in a small amount of honey.

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Here Are 13 False Pregnancy Myths to Help All Mothers-to-Be

There are many myths and misconceptions attached to pregnancy. Here are some of the most commonly believed in myths and reasons why they are not true:

1. Wide Hips Can Make Childbirth Easier:

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When people talk about wide hips in the context of childbirth they are usually referring to a wider ilium. However, the distance between the iliac crests and the size of the birth canal are totally unrelated. During childbirth, it is the hole in the middle of the pelvic bone that counts and it can be big or small irrelevant of the size of the hips.

2. The Size And Shape Of The Belly Can Tell Whether It’s A Boy Or A Girl:

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Most people try to guess the gender of the baby by looking at the shape of a pregnant woman’s belly. Although it will make things quite easier if it were true but it is not. The size and shape of the belly are affected by the size of the fetus and its position in the womb.

3. Frequent Ultrasounds Are Unsafe For The Baby:

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There is no scientific backing to the myth that getting an ultrasound could harm a mother or her unborn child. People often confuse ultrasound with radiation. Ultrasound is just high-frequency sound waves which produce an image on the screen after bouncing off of the fetus and are safe.

4. It’s Bad For The Baby To Lie On Your Stomach:

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The baby is well protected inside the muscular uterus and lying on the stomach would not harm it, as long as it feels comfortable.

5. Running While Pregnant Is Bad:Image result for pregnant woman running shutterstock

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Becoming pregnant does not mean you should give up running. As long as you have a safe pregnancy and your doctor gives you a go ahead, it is completely fine for you to continue running.

6. Morning Sickness Only Happens In The Morning And During The First Trimester:Image result for morning sickness shutterstock

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Majority of the pregnant women suffering from nausea but only a small percentage of it suffer it in the morning. It can be an all day thing and while for most women it does end after the first trimester for some it can go on until the time of delivery.

7. Lifting Your Arms Above Your Head Could Strangle The Baby:Image result

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Lifting your arms around your head cannot cause the umbilical cord to wrap around your baby’s neck. In fact, none of your movements can have an effect on the position of the umbilical cord and a lot of babies are born with the umbilical cord wound around their neck and is easily removed by the doctor.

8. You Would Have To Get Rid Of Your Cat:

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Cats can be the carrier of a rare birth defect causing disease called toxoplasmosis. However, this does not mean you have to say goodbye to your pet as soon as you get pregnant. It is recommended to avoid cleaning the litter box and if you do not have anyone to do it for you wear gloves while doing it and immediately wash your hands afterwards.

9. Pregnancy Is The Best Time Of The Life For All Women:

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The general conception goes round that being pregnant is the happiest time in a woman’s life. In reality, many pregnant can feel stressed, afraid and general feelings of unhappiness. A small percentage of women even suffer from symptoms of depression. This can happen due to the changing hormones in a woman’s body which ultimately affect the brain and mood center. If a woman experiences depressive symptoms it should be treated as it can have adverse effects on the health of the mother and baby.

10. It Is Okay To Drink Once In A While:

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When you drink alcohol while pregnant, so does your baby as it can pass freely through the placenta. This can increase the baby being born with some physical or mental birth defect. While it is hard to determine the safe amount of alcohol that can be consumed without harming the baby it is best to stay away from alcohol altogether during the course of pregnancy.

11. You Lose All Your Pregnancy Weight During The Delivery:

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The extra pregnancy weight gain is due to the amalgamation of the weight of the baby, placenta, breasts, the increased volumes of blood and body fluid in the body and some extra fat. While the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid is immediately lost after the delivery, it takes a couple of weeks to lose the weight gained by fluid and also fat depending on how much you gained.

12. A C-section Is The Easy Way Out:Image result

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When it comes to delivery there is no easy way out. Many pregnant women believe that a C-section is the less painful and safer way of delivery. However, in reality, a c section could be pretty painful as well the only difference is you feel the pain after the baby had been born, unlike the vaginal birth. It can also pose complications later and is only recommended by doctors when the benefits outweigh the dangers.

13. The Fetus Is Unaffected By The Outside Events:

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For a long time, it was believed that babies are born oblivious to their outside environment. In truth, babies can hear sounds and recognize their mother’s voice while inside the womb. They are also able to detect light and taste the food by licking the placental wall.

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Here Are 24 Tweets That Prove Pets Change Lives for the Better

Pets are amazing. They can easily become your best friend and these hilarious tweets prove that there is never a dull moment with them:

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Doesn’t looking at these make you want to get a pet.

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People Had Varying Opinions on This Artist Impression of “Realistically Proportioned Disney Princesses” and We Thought You Should Be Able To Form Your Own.

People’s opinions around the world often vary because of the different circumstances they live in. And living in a world with so many different kinds of people often means that they’ll conflict on matters from time to time. Something similar happened when an artist posted a picture of a what he thought “Realistically proportioned” Disney princesses would look like.

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The following comments followed and one woman, in particular, had a strong response,

 

several people seemed to agree with her,

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Other people soon started appearing in the comments box with their own opinions, an artist gave his expert opinion,

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This commenter made us all aware that Disney had been wrong in several respects,

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People continued discussing what body acceptance really was;

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Tell us what you think about the realistically proportioned Disney princesses in the comments!

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