What is a salt abortion? How is a salt abortion performed?
Abortion in late pregnancy is called saline. Usually it is done at week 20-24, but increasingly the issue of banning such a method is on the agenda in different countries. Let's understand why.
Why this method has many opponents
Most often, such an operation is performed only by women, who for medical reasons have a salt abortion. The photo of the fetus that is taken from the patient's body as a result of the operation can be found in various sources, but this sight is not for the faint-hearted people, so think before looking at the result of the operation.
In the later period the body of the fetus is almost formed, the little man is already able to feel pain, and salt abortion implies the painful and long death of the child.
How do the surgery
To do the operation, 200 ml of the surrounding liquid is pumped out of the bubble in which the child is. This is done with a special medical needle. Instead of a liquid, a salt solution is injected into the body. Abortion is not done immediately after the child is immersed in it. The fetus is removed from the patient's body a day or two after death. The procedure is carried out so that the woman does not see the body of a dead child, because there is a great risk that she will begin psychological problems on the background of interruption of pregnancy and awareness of their actions.
What does the child feel?
At long gestations, the fetus is almost formed. This means that the child is able to feel pain and even show that he feels it. So, when the mother injects a saline solution into the body, the fetus starts to beat in convulsions. The woman feels it.
When the convulsions cease, another agent, oxytocin, is injected into the patient's body. He artificially causes contractions, resulting in the rejection of the fetus.
Within a few hours after pouring the solution, the fetus slowly dies from chemical burn and hemorrhage to the brain. His small organism is poisoned and dehydrated, as a result of which a child of a bright red frightening color is extracted from the woman's body.
Saline abortion: surviving children
One of the reasons that the technique is used very rarely is the high probability of postpartum complications in a woman. But there is one more reason to never resort to this method. The fact that a child can be very hardy. Then he survives and is born an invalid. Usually such children die within an hour after birth, but before that they experience incredible anguish.
The most shocking story of a child's survival after a salt abortion occurred in 1977 in Los Angeles. American girl Gianna Jensen decided on such an operation, but her child survived and did not die right after birth. Mother decided to abandon the disabled child.
If a child survives, his appearance usually shock a woman who has decided on such a method. The body of a living baby looks like he was in a fire or dipped in boiling water. Then the patient has a chance of serious psychological problems, which are not always manageable even by professional doctors.
Salt abortion: reviews of doctors and ordinary people
Reviews of doctors who understand this issue boil down to the fact that a woman puts herself in danger, which is expressed in the possibility of developing a number of complications:
- hormonal cataclysms;
- various bleeding;
- possible development of an embolus;
- mental health problems.
Most often, the patient after the implementation of a salt abortion can not cope with thoughts about his actions. Therefore, in any scenario, psychological changes, even small ones, make themselves felt.
Reviews of people about this operation are reduced to one. They do not consider it humane, some are shocked at the mention of the fact that such a method generally exists and it is legal. Few people have ever heard of it, which suggests that saline abortion is not a popular operation to date.
If a woman is forced to have an abortion for medical reasons, a team of specialists works with her. The doctor should warn her and mentally prepare for the fact that she will see an unpleasant or even terrible picture right after the artificial birth. If there is an opportunity, the preliminary work of the therapist with the patient is desirable. After childbirth should continue treatment, if necessary.
It should be noted that even if there is no medical indication, and the woman is confident in her decision and that she will survive the operation without consequences, doctors are still obliged to hold preliminary consultations with her. Very rarely the patient remains indifferent after she sees the dead fruit.
Sparing measures and alternatives
The best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies is to protect themselves during intercourse. If for any reason the methods of contraception have not helped, then special hormonal medications are developed that, during the first three days after conception, will save you from unwanted pregnancy. To buy them, just visit the nearest pharmacy.
In addition, abortion in the early stages is much more humane than in the later stages, because the fetus is just beginning to form. He does not feel pain because he has no nerve endings.
During an abortion in early pregnancy, a woman does not feel the presence of a child in herself, he does not move, and the operation is quick and painless.
Thus, salt abortion is an extremely undesirable way of abortion. It is fraught with bad consequences for the patient. In addition, he makes a small, but already formed little man suffer. In some countries, such an operation is permitted only in the case of medical indications, in some it can still be done legally. But every woman herself makes a decision, do it or not, and she sets for herself certain limits and limitations.