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I have medical abortion on august 23 and i was bleeding for 2 and half weeks and I also went back to have a follow up and everything is fine. During this time, I took birth control pill however I stop the birth control pill after i finish it. Until now I still didn't have my period yet? Is there a problem or should i go back to check up? or is the birth control delay my period?

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Hello, crystal,

Pill abortions and contraceptives disrupt a woman's hormones. The disrupting can be severe and last for weeks. There are also some fairly serious long term medical problems that can occur. Pill abortions are not safe! They are actually very dangerous.

If you are taking birth control because you are having sex, please think about this. Birth control pills are not foolproof. And they can cause some fairly serious problems, too. In fact, they can cause blood disorders that kill. They are especially dangerous if a woman is a smoker. I don't know if you are or not. I also don't know if you are married or not. If you are not, please be aware that pregnancy is not the only risk. Birth control depresses a woman's immune system, making it easier for her to get a sexually transmitted disease. If your partner has ever had sex with anyone else, even if he hasn't told you about it, you are at risk.

You deserve better than this.

You can wait and see if your period comes. If you want to go to the doctor, you certainly can. Do NOT go to anyone who gave you the pills. They cannot be trusted. Giving a pregnant woman such poisonous pills is bad medicine. It will take time for your body to return to normal, so patience is an option. Whether or not you go to the doctor is up to you.

Please take care of yourself. No more abortions! Stay safe! Let me know what happens.

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I can help women with the consideration of their decision, and with resources, and I can share my own experiences as the mother of seven and grandmother of eleven. My approach is to show love and concern, and help women work through the issues, emotional, spiritual, practical. I also help women deal with boyfriend and family issues. I am not a doctor, but I have done extensive medical research, so I may be able to help with information. I am female. When you write, if you are or were pregnant, please tell me how far along you were or are, and if you have had an abortion, please tell me what kind. Thank you.

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I have been working with women who are considering abortion for several years. I also work with women who have had abortions. Our family has also experienced adoption, so I can talk about that as well.

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I am mostly self-taught. I also studied midwifery for awhile. I have spent years doing research on this topic. In fact, I have been doing research and working in this area since the early 1970's. I have been helping women online for a few years, under the guidance of a woman who was formally training in counseling.

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