A Personal Story

Submitted: October 9, 1999

Your name: Marge
Weight: 5í7 138 lbs
Success: Yes
Preg Test: positive, taken 9/21/99

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? 8/24/99
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? Yes {Ovulation likely occurred 9/5}
What was it? Week 9/1, 9/2, or 9/3 {Day 9-11}
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? 9/18/99 {Day 26}

When were the herbs started? Treatment started 9/22/99 at 6:00PM;
Herbs used: 1 Cup of a Tea every 3-4 hours beginning at 6:00PM on 9/22/99 to 8:00AM 9/25/99 The tea prepared by the acupuncturist consisted of Peach Kernel Seed, Safflower, Rhizoma Sparganii, Rihizoma Curcumae Zedoraiae, Squamos Mantis, Herba Artemisia Anomalae, Hawthorne Berry.
12-14 Grams Vitamin C (Crystals Ascorbic Acid) on 9/23/99 to 9/25/99 Ĺ teaspoon ever 3 hours. And on the final day Black Cohosh and Dong Quai on 9/25/99

Were you successful in using the herbs? YES
Is there anything you would have done differently? NO

This is my story:
I usually ovulate between the 8th and 11th day after the last day of my menstrual cycle. I had unprotected intercourse the day after the last day of my menstrual cycle and the day after that. These are SAFE days. I noticed signs of fertility only 4 days after my menstrual cycle. I had ovulated early. I did nothing the following weeks, just hoping that I wouldnít get pregnant and hoping I was overreacting. Well, I didnít face the reality that I was pregnant until my period was three dayís late.

I should have gotten my period 9/18/99. I got a home pregnancy test and sure enough it was positive. At that point I jumped on-line to see if there was anything out there on natural miscarriage or natural abortion. Thatís when I found this web site! I was so relieved. I admit after reading all the warningís I was scared to try an herbal remedy by myself. So, I started to look for an herbalist, and acupuncturist in my area. I found one who said he could help me. I went to him on the 4th day my period was past due.

We went through a acupuncture treatment that expels uterine blood clots. Then he gave me a tea that would promote some kind of circulation of blood through the uterus to expel any type of clot that I might have. A tea for a variety of uterine issues, treating the developing pregnancy as foreign material to be expelled.

The tea consisted of:
12 Grams of Peach Kernel Seed
12 Grams of Safflower
12 Grams of Rhizoma Sparganii
9 Grams of Rihizoma Curcumae Zedoraiae
9 Grams of Squamos Mantis
9 Grams of Herba Artemisia Anomalae
9 Grams of Hawthorne Berry

All these herbs were divided into three packets. One packet to last me 2 days. (I had to soak the herbs for 30 minutes , boil in a glass pot or ceramic pot for another 30 minutes, and drain.)

I drank 1 cup of this tea every 3-4 hours from 9/22/99 at 6:00 PM to 9/25/99 at 8:00 AM. I had only very light cramps those days. I had decided to schedule an non-surgical abortion for 9/27/99 in case the tea didnít work for me. (At that point I was too early to have a clinical abortion, but still early enough to have a non-surgical abortion.)

After the second day of taking the tea I called the acurpuncturist and told him I felt necessary to start taking the vitamin c. He agreed with me and said to give it a try. I took 12 Grams of Vitamin C Ascorbic acid Crystals from 9/23/99 to 9/25/99. Again, I only encountered mild cramps those days.

On 9/25/99 I still had not gotten my period. On 9/25/99 at 1:00 PM I switched from the Vitamin C and Tea to using Ĺ teaspoon of Black Cohosh and Ĺ teaspoon of Dong Quai in tincture form. I took the Ĺ teaspoon of each Herb every 3 to 5 hours from 9/25/99 at 1:00PM to 9/26/99 8:00 AM. I got a little more cramping, but it was mild. By the time my next dose was due about 1:00 PM I had decided to stop. I gave up. I decided this was not working for me and decided to keep my appointment. On 9/26/99 early afternoon I felt relaxed and a lot less tense. On 9/27/99 I woke up and still didnít have my period.

I had my appointment at 9:30 AM at the Clinic. I filled out paper work and they gave me a cup to urinate in. I went to the bathroom and to my surprise I had started bleeding. I couldnít believe it! I was so happy. I told the nurse. She said they should still do a uterine ultrasound while they tested the urine. They ultrasound found nothing in my uterus. However, the urine test came out positive. The nurse told me that I was very early into the pregnancy and that is why she could donít see anything in the ultrasound. She also said I must just have started to miscarry and the hormone levels may still have been high enough to detect it in the urine test. On 9/27/99 my bleeding began very light by the evening it was clotty and heavy. The second day was heavy and very clotty. The 3rd day was Medium to Heavy and clotty. 4th day was Medium still clotty . 5th day light no clots. 6th Light no clots. 7th very light. I went to my normal Gynecologist to take a blood test 9/27/99 to make sure I didnít have an ectopic pregnancy and that I was OK. The blood test confirmed I did have a pregnancy, it was not ectopic, and there were low levels of the hormone.

I went back in for another test a week later and the hormones were gone. I had a successful miscarriage. I donít know exactly what worked, maybe a combination of all things. All I know is within 48 hours of taking the Black Cohosh and Dong Quai I got my period. I do believe one thing and that is the earlier you start treatment the better. I was only 4 days late for my period when I started with the beginning of my treatment and on the 10th day of my period being past due, I got it. Thank you so much for all of the information that you share with the women of the world. Because of your site I had avoided the trauma of having to get a clinical abortion.
Thank you again.

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