A Personal Story




Submitted: Oct. 4, 2000
Name: Audrey
Weight: 170
Height: 5'2"
Age: 32

Pregnancy test: Positive.
Success: Yes

How was the pregnancy ended? Herbs: Vitamin C, Blue Cohosh, and Dong Quai

Is this your first pregnancy? No

Were you using birth control? Yes
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Pill
Do you know how/why it failed? I went off for a month when changing prescriptions.
If you were not using birth control, please share why not.

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? Aug. 11.
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? No
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? Around Sept. 10
How long do your cycles usually run? 28 days on the pill, but when off, am only a few days off.
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? Regular

What was the date when the herbs were started? September 25
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 10

Please include a summary of dosage information. And any side effects noted.

I started with Vitamin C, 500 mg. every hour, with an occasional 1000, and parsley, taken orally and as an insert. On the second day I noticed a bit of blood, and thought I was doing well. Then nothing. I didn't experience any side effects, other than an occasional headache. On day 6, I added Dong Quai, 1000 mg every 3 hours. I know most seem to do it at 4, but considering my weight, I thought it best. On day 7, getting desperate, I added the Blue Cohosh. Still nothing, until day 10, I tried masturbating, and a rush of blood was released. A short time later, I noticed the sac, and examined it, and believe to have miscarried. This just happened, and I will follow up in a few days with a test, but I have been cramping a little, and the flow is normal.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

I wish that I had found the site earlier, because I realize the chances of this working for me was very low. I had just gone off the pill, and have always been "off", and really don't know when I conceived. I may have been 5-6 weeks by the time I began the herbs, which could account for the 10 days that it took to work. I was desperate, having had an abortion several years ago, and didn't want to do that again.

I would also start the Dong Quai, or Blue Cohosh earlier. I think the Vitamin C wasn't enough for me. I wasn't sure it would work at all, but I knew that once I began, if it didn't work, I would have to seek help because of any damage I might be doing. I prayed alot for forgiveness, and spoke to the spirit, begging understanding. I really want children, but now was the worst possible time for me.

The wisdom page really helped to give me hope, as well as understanding of others experiences. I would do anything I could to help this site - and offer some professional assistance if you are ever looking for it (I am a web designer/coder).
Thank you.






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