A Personal Story




Name: Marlene

Age: 43
Weight: about 230lbs
Height: 5"9'
Pregnancy Test: (2 taken) Positive
Resolution: Herbs were successful
Started at 3 weeks
Do you smoke tobacco? Yes, very light smoker

How was the pregnancy ended? With the help of Preven Emergency Kit. Even though I knew I was way past the time frame for the hormones to work, I panicked and called my Dr. 04/06/01 (Friday) started taking the emergency hormones 6:30 PM. Found your website that night, started taking the Vitamin C Therapy that night.

Were you successful in using the herbs? I really do believe so. NO doubt in my mind.

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? Saturday 03/03/01
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? Sunday 03/18/01 and Monday 03/19/01 (double dose!)
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? Friday 03/30/01
How long do your cycles usually run? Usually 27-29. I keep very accurate records.
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? Very regular
What was the date when the herbs were started? Started Vitamin C Friday 04/07/01 8:30 PM
How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? About 3 and a half weeks.
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 5 days
What was the date the pregnancy was terminated? Friday 04/13/01 3:48 AM

Were you using birth control? Condoms
Do you know how/why it failed? Just my luck I guess!

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Breasts were tender.
Other than that, I had no other symptoms. Maybe because I was still in the early stages of pregnancy.
When did they start? A few days after I did not start my cycle.

Please include a summary of dosage information.
Like I said, I keep EXTENSIVE records so here goes:

(Cycle 9 days late)
Friday 04/06/01
Started Preven Emergency Kit 6:30 PM
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Saturday 04/07/01
Vitamin C 1000 mg 8:30 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 9:30 PM
*Drinking LOTS of water every day*

Sunday 04/08/01
Vitamin C 1000 mg 12:30 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 2:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 6:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 7:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 8:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 9:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 10:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 11:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 12:00 PM
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1:30 PM Went to GNC to buy Dong Quai & Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh 1000 mg 2:00 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg 2:00 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 3:00 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 4:00 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 5:00 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 6:00 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 7:45 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 8:14 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 10:20 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 10:48 PM

Monday 04/09/01
Vitamin C 1000 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 1:30 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 4:30 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 6:00 AM
Vitamin C 1000 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 7:00 AM
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(Went to work, tried to stay on scheduled dosages) Impossible to document dosages.
Monday, after work: Purchased Evening Primrose Oil Capsules
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Vitamin C 1000 mg Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 6:00 PM
Evening Primrose Oil 1300 mg 6:30 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 7:00 PM
Evening Primrose Oil cervix insert 8:15 PM (very messy, suggest wearing a pad to absorb downflow of liquid oil)
Vitamin C 1000 mg 8:30 PM
Parsley insert 9:00 PM (left in overnight)
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg Parsley tea 9:30 PM
Vitamin C 1000 mg 9:45 PM

Tuesday 04/10/01
Vitamin C 1000 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 4:00 AM
Evening Primrose Oil 1300 mg (taken oral) 4:40 AM
Vitamin C 1500 mg 5:10 AM
Evening Primrose Oil insert w/tampon before work, 6:30 AM (4 capsules changed every 2 hours)
Vitamin C 1000 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 6:45 AM
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(Went to work, tried to stay on schedule, did pretty good) No documentation.
Tuesday 04/10/01 after work went to herbal store to buy parsley tea, ginger root tea and penny royal tea. -------------------------------
Vitamin C 1500 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg (Feeling very little abdomen twinges, maybe light contractions & little discomfort) No pain 5:00 PM Pennyroyal tea (1 Tablespoon) + Ginger Root tea 6:00 PM (tangy, yet tasty) Vitamin C 1000 mg 7:00 PM Vitamin C 1500 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 8:00 PM Vitamin C 1500 mg, Penny Royal/Ginger Root tea 9:00 PM Parsley Insert 9:10 PM (left in overnight) Vitamin C 1500 mg 10:00 PM Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 10:45 PM

Wednesday 04/11/01
Vitamin C 1500 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 12:45 AM
Vitamin C 1500 mg 2:10 AM
Vitamin C 1500 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 4:16 AM
Vitamin C 1500 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 4:30 AM
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Went to work took most all pills, tried to stay on schedule, did pretty good. No documentation.
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Vitamin C 1500 mg, Penny Royal Tea 5:00 PM
Vitamin C 2000 mg 6:00 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 6:45 PM
Penny Royal/Parsley/Ginger Root Tea 8:00 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 9:00 PM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 9:49 PM
Vitamin C 1500 mg 11:00 PM

Thursday 04/12/01
Vitamin C 1500 mg, Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 2000 mg 2:30 AM
Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 2000 mg 5:00 AM
Penny Royal/parsley/Ginger Root tea 5:30 AM
Vitamin C 1500 mg 6:00 AM
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Went to work, took most all scheduled pills, no documentation.
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Dong Quai 1000 mg, Black Cohosh 1000 mg 5:30 PM
Penny Royal/parsley/Ginger Root tea 6:00 PM
Vitamin C 1500 mg 6:30 PM

Thursday night my partner came over to check up on me since I had been so depressed. Said he would help pay for anything I needed. Very supportive. I told him I had been having light cramping feelings in my lower abdomen. We had protective sex in hopes this would "shake things up a bit". I did notice I felt very sensitive to the intercourse, and yet, it still felt like the right thing to do. ------------------------------

Friday, April 13, 2001 3:48 AM Woke up to mild lower pain in remote area of lower cervix. Went to bathroom to pee. Wiped myself in the darkness, felt very slimy. Turned on the light to investigate and found blood in toilet with tiny flat shaped clot. Also there was some sort of clear mucus substance along with the blood. Which I have never seen with normal cycle flow.

Friday night: Very heavy cramping, bleeding/clotting, unbearable pain
Saturday: (all day) Very heavy cramping, bleeding, unbearable pain
Sunday: Pain subsided, cramping almost gone, normal bleeding

How did the herbs affect you? Almost no side effects
Any positive effects? I felt a little more calming effect, no hunger pangs as well.
Where there any negative effects? None
How did the herbs make you feel physically? No different
How did being pregnant make you feel physically? Probably too early to make an objective answer on that one. Just that I was very depressed and felt hopeless and did not want an unplanned pregnancy at my age.

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? I have a better respect for my reproductive system.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Be more aware of my fertility. I scheduled a Dr. appointment today to get a pelvic exam, pap & mammogram. Also got the copper IUD inserted while I was there. I just hope I don't have as many side effects from this as I did from the Depro shot.






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