A Personal Story




Submitted: July 30, 2005

Shared by: Fletch

Age: 31
Weight: 8.5 stone
Height: 5ft 4in
Do you smoke tobacco? Yes

Where are you from? What country? UK

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes
What was the result. Positive
If more than one test was taken please include info for each one. First test was a home pregnancy test, which was confirmed by urine test at the doctors two days later.

How was the pregnancy ended? Herbal miscarriage

Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? Yes
Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? Painful cramps

Is this your first pregnancy? Yes

How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? 7 weeks from LMP
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 3 days

Were you using birth control? No
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. I have stage 4 endometriosis and was told by me Gynae that I could not get pregnant

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Sickness, sore breasts
When did they start? About 1 week after pregnancy confirmed

Please include a summary of dosage information.
Dong quai, 1000mg every 4 hours (double dose before bed) plus 100mg of vit c every four hours.
On 5th july, took 2000mg of dong quai every four hours plus 1000mg of vit c. Flood of bleeding on 6th July, scan showed missed miscarriage. Heavy bleeding from 7th July until 12 thJuly.
Scan on 15th July confirmed no fetus in uterus.

Do you have any health problems or issues? Endometriosis
If yes, do you think it had any affect on the way the herbs affected you? Yes. Due to my illness, my progesterone levels are not paricularly high.

How did the herbs make you feel physically? No different
How did being pregnant make you feel physically? I felt sick, like I had an alien inside me. I was very tired, bad mood swings.

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? And when bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc? Many women would like to know more about this part. If you can discribe what it was like for you it would be helpful.
I felt worried that I was imagining the cramps before bleeding started. When I started bleeding, I felt so happy, like I was free again.

Could you reflect on the process of a herbal abortion and write a paragraph about it. I would like to add something of this nature to my website, but would like other experiences to draw upon besides my own. Thanks.

I found the whole process of herbal abortion very natural. I had a termination booked for 9th July and was dreading it. I felt like I was in control with none of the stress and stigma attached to hosiptal termination.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Yes, started earlier!
I have used agnus castus for my endo and was kicking myself for not thinking about using herbs earlier!

There are many lessons that can be learned from an experience such as this, Do you feel you have learned something from this experience? If so what?
Yes, never trust the medical profession to be 100% right.
Take more care of your body, don't put yourself through the whole experience through stupidity.
Trust in mother nature, it's a lot kinder than hospitals and surgical procedures.






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