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Old 30 November 2008, 06:07 PM
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Icon97 Vitamin C causes miscarriage

Comment: I've heard recently that taking a lot of Vitamin C early in a
pregnancy can cause an abortion or a miscarriage. I'd just like to know
if it's true.
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Old 30 November 2008, 08:27 PM
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I assumed the OP had misunderstood and was really thinking of Vitamin A, which has been shown to cause birth defects in animals if taken in high doses during pregnancy. When I went looking for a cite, I found this link Home Abortion Remedy which recommend ascorbic acid (but warns against vitamin C because of the bioflavinoids) to induce abortion.

I can't comment on the reliability of this source, as I only found it through a Google search.
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Old 30 November 2008, 08:49 PM
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It's a pretty common home remedy for bringing on your period to go heavy on the vitamin C.
A thread from the old board:;t=001099;p=1
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