8 Informal Home Practices Women Adopts to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies that Must be Stopped (MUST READ)


Majority of Nigerian women have adopted one method or the other when they are sure they had unsafe or unprotected s3xual contact which could leads to unwanted pregnancies. 

Going by the use of Andrew liver salts, salt water solutions, taking 7up, krest or soda drinks, using of alabukun or or mixing lime with potash has little or no effect with preventing unwanted pregnancy among adults, some of this unconventional methods rather may damaged your wombs, and yet you still harm the unborn foetus with the usage of all these hard substances if you eventually leave the pregnancy. 

The practice of using some unconventional methods as well as drugs in an attempt to prevent pregnancy did not start today. Rather, for ages, these unconventional contraceptives have been used and passed down from generation to generation. 

Surprisingly even with the strides recorded in global medical advancement in the last decade, informal contraceptives have managed to find their way into sex education among Nigerians.

I will be discussing the health effects of all these alternative pregnancy prevention substance some women adopts to stop them from becoming a mother. 


The most commonest means used as alternative by women to prevent unwanted pregnancies is this method, most women uses this method due its availability at various homes. 

Salts contains sodium and calcium, it is therefore difficult for the body to normalise hight level of sodium and calcium concentration. When you take much solutions of sodium and calcium in your body system, it goes straight to the stomach instead of the uterus, causing reabsorption in the body. When the amount of water being drunk is far less than the water being excreted out as urine, dehydration sets in which could eventually lead to death.


Andrew liver salts uses include providing relief to your heartburn, indigestion and constipation issues. The lemon help with the treatment for upset stomach as a result of pain, bad digestion and constipation. It is highly effective in treating stomach disorders and are popular among Nigeria. 

Andrews salt lemon is fast active and promotes speedy relief from your stomach disorders. Indigestion, excess acid and regular stomach problems people experience and is not effective against preventing unwanted pregnancies. 

Women goes to pharmacy shops to get Andrew liver salt to use immediately after having unprotected coitus, but what they don't know is that, excessive usage of Andrew liver salts can leads to renal dysfunction and excessive diarrhea. Stop it before you cause damage to your womb. 


Krest is a soda soft drink which was popularly adopted by Nigeria women in prevention of unwanted pregnancies back then, 21years ago, Krest is a soda drink which contain bitter lemon and sugar, but due to its excessive sugar concentration, excessive taking of it can leads to diabetes and does not in any way link to prevention of pregnancies, also excessive taking of soda drinks may give you heart burn or intestinal problems.


Alabukun is a legendary powdery medicine used in relieving aches, fever or migraine, some adopted the method of mixing Alabukun with lime solution to prevent pregnancy, this is a very harsh method which could have effect on wombs and in most cases render the womb infertile or may result in womb failure, shun it!


Ampiclox is an antibiotic that contains ampicillin and cloxacillin. Antibiotics are mostly used in treatment of bacteria infections.

Some women who doesn't have basic knowledge of antibiotics adopt the method of immediate use of Ampiclox after having unprotected s3x, antibiotics prevents infections in your body and not flushing out of sperms, there are not any biological evidence that support Ampiclox as spermicidal drugs in preventing unwanted pregnancies. 


This is a weird method of contraceptive used by some women to prevent pregnancies. Due to the high level of acid present in cokes, the acidity is likely the render the sperm impotent and most women had abuse the use of this to douch when they have unsafe s3x, douching of vag3na with cokes can leads to vulva infections and invariably leads to cervical cancer. 


This the most widely used method of preventing unwanted pregnancies in females. Immediate withdraw of pen3s during coitus doesn't guarantee that a women is exempted from getting pregnant.

Sperms moves in peristaltic manner in uterus, whether a woman quickly squat or immediate removal of pen3s from the labia minora can still make a woman pregnant, just a minute drop of sperm around the tip of the vulva even without entering may invariably swim inside unknowingly and makes a woman pregnant. 

Many women and men are ignorant of this fact that withdrawal method is just a 50 to 50% chance of preventing unwanted pregnancy.


This another common practice among most women in prevention of pregnancies, mixing 7up with potash or alum is a very harsh method of pregnancy prevention and shouldn't be encourage by any woman. Alum itself is a harsh substance that can have detrimental effects on the womb, taking alum solution with 7up might damage your womb and excessive ingestion of this may cause renal failure or dysfunction.
There are several modern method and medicine you can use to control or prevent getting pregnant, such as;

  •  Condom
  • The Oral Contraceptive Pill.
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • The Contraceptive Implant
  • The Contraceptive Injection.
  • Emergency Contraception Pill (The 'Morning After' Pill) 
  • Contraceptive Ring
  • Diaphragm.

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