A Personal Story




Submitted: Jan 6, 2001

Name: Yakata
Weight: 300
Height: 6 Feet
Age: 35- just turned three days ago! :-)
Pregnancy Test: None Taken
Resolution: Herbs were successful

Did you have a pregnancy test? No.
If no pregnancy test was taken - do you think you were pregnant? Yes.
How strongly do you feel this way? Certain, but not totally. I think that I was more panicked and possibly imagined pg symptoms than actually having them. But my period is never late;I have been pg before, so I strongly think that it could have been a definite pregnancy based on these facts.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? I had unprotected sex on the day after my cycle ended-the 6th day of my cycle. Afterwards, I began to worry and felt sharp pains in my right ovary which is my body's signal to me that I am ovulating. I started really worrying since sperm can live up to 72 hours after the act, and since I am QUITE FERTILE, I knew conception could have very possibly occurred. On the 11th day of my cycle, I had sex again but he didn't come inside of me. I wasn't worried about that day because I knew I had already ovulated. On the 25th day of my cycle, I began to spot pink blood and did so for 2 days. I NEVER spot nor have a period for only two days. The last time this happened, I was tested pg, so I knew this time I could have conceived. Also, my breasts began to feel sore and tender and I felt fullness in my womb. When I started crying after watching a TV commercial, and I felt slightIy nauseous, I knew I was in trouble.

How was the pregnancy ended? I found your website and combined it with my own herbal knowledge for a Herbal Abortion.
Were you successful in using the herbs? YES!!!!
Is this your first pregnancy? No.

Were you using birth control? No.
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Not a formal method, we have sex on non-fertile days and practice withdrawal. That's it.

Do you know how/why it failed? I normally ovulate between the 9th and 14th day of my cycle; I had a clinical abortion in mid August 2000, so I miscalculated ovulation due to this procedure.

If you were not using birth control, please share why not. In a nutshell, just irresponsible as hell with a strong sex drive to boot. I do not care for chemical methods of bc- been there, done that and didn't like it. Will not use an IUD either-do not like the mere thought of them. My daughter was conceived thru a diaphragm, so no luck there. I'd like to start using the sponge since I found out they are available via the www, but just haven't purchased one yet. Herbal contraception is the way I really want to go, so thank you for your website!!!

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? December 2nd.
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? December 7th.
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? December 28th-27th day of cycle.
How long do your cycles usually run? On average, 28 days with variations sometimes on the 27th and every three to four months on the 25th day. Prior to turning 30 years old, it was every 28 days without fail, but these past 5 years, it began to vary as listed above.
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? Regularly-no missed periods ever -- unless pg.

What was the date when the herbs were started? December 29th.
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 5 days total.

What was the date the pregnancy was terminated? January 2nd at 11:30 PM, I began to bleed bright red blood.
Or, what was the date bleeding started if herbs were successful? January 2nd at 11:30 PM, I began to bleed bright red blood.
DAY 1: December 29th-28th day of cycle
Name of the herb: Cinnamon, Black Cohosh and Blue Cohosh tea with crystallized ginger chunks.
Form or method taken or used: Tea
Amount taken: 3 cups a day
Frequency: every 6 hours
Duration (dates are useful) :1 day - 12/29/00
side effects: none
other comments: Not helpful at all; Still felt pg.

DAY 2: December 30th-29th day of cycle
Name of the herb: Cinnamon, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Pennyroyal tea with crystallized ginger chunks. Don Quai capsules at night
Form or method taken or used: Tea, capsules
Amount taken: 3 cups a day; Don Quai- took 3 530 mg tablets at bedtime
Frequency: every 6 hours for tea
Duration (dates are useful) :1 day - 12/30/00
side effects: Don Quai made me very horny- I literally had to masturbate for relief!!! I think masturbation helps to contract the uterus.
other comments: Slept very well and began to feel less pg for the 1st time.

DAY 3: December 31th- 30th day of cycle
Name of the herb: Cinnamon, Pennyroyal; didn't take Don Quai this day
Form or method taken or used: Tea
Amount taken: 3 cups a day;
Frequency: 1 time
Duration (dates are useful) :1 day - 12/31/00
side effects: None
other comments: My boyfriend and I had fabulous sex which I believe helped.
Breasts were no longer sore and the full womb feeling was gone.

DAY 4: January 1st- 31st day of cycle
Name of the herb: Cinnamon, Pennyroyal; took Don Quai capsules at bedtime
Form or method taken or used: Tea, capsules
Amount taken: 3 cups a day; Don Quai- took 3 530 mg tablets at bedtime
Frequency: every 4 hours for tea
Duration (dates are useful) :1 day - 1/1/01
side effects: None.
other comments: Feeling more and more less pg.

DAY 5: January 2nd- 32st day of cycle
Name of the herb: Don Quai and Vitamin C - found your website!
Form or method taken or used: capsules
Amount taken: Don Quai- took 3 530 mg tablets;Vitamin C- took 2 1000 mg tablets of pure ascorbic acid- just good old plain
Vitamin C without Rose Hips, bio-flavonoids, etc.
Frequency: at 1:00 PM and 11:30 PM.
Duration (dates are useful) :1 day - 1/2/01
side effects: Dull headache; drinking plenty of water helped with the headache.
Other comments: Would recommend taking the Vitamin C and Don Quai; the Pennyroyal was OK, but the Blue & Black Cohosh,
Cinnamon and crystallized ginger chunks weren't as helpful I believe. Prayer/Meditation also helps a great deal; I kept saying a mantra in my head- "Please detach and exit" to the fetus; I believe in the power of the mind for some purposes. I only wish I could apply this to my weight as far as exercise is concerned!

Success at 11:30 PM on this night; started bleeding bright red blood which increased in flow over the next few days specifically, 1/3/01 thru 1/5/01 with tissue included. This am - 1/6/01, I am still bleeding but not as heavy and I feel great! After signing on to the www this am at 5:30, I checked your website for after care information and have had two cups of raspberry tea this am and will continue with rest no heavy lifting, no sex and all of the great after abortion info your site provides. I have recommended your site to several friends who are searching for herbal contraception methods as I am. Your site was truly a Godsend because I just had a clinical abortion in August and was terrified that I might be pg again so soon afterwards because of miscalculated ovulation dates. I wish I had found your site then. Please continue to keep women informed of this very sensible and age old information and thank you for being there for me when I really needed it. For those who are unable to conceive, I send prayers and fertility their way. However, for those of us who can get pg just from a man walking past, pg can be very terrifying and not wanted.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Would not use the cinnamon again- I used it years ago to bring down my period and had success then. Don't know what happened this time. Would recommend taking the Vitamin C and Don Quai instead of the other herbs and ginger. The Pennyroyal was OK, but the Blue & Black Cohosh, Cinnamon and crystallized ginger chunks weren't as helpful as I would have thought. They could have lost their potency since they have been in my kitchen cabinet for over 6 months. I purchased the Dong Quai and Vitamin C at Phar Mor after reading your website thoroughly. I had some Dong Quai on hand here at home but after taking it for a few days, I noticed it had expired in 1994; hence the purchase. Please note as well that even though I am overweight, I do not have high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes nor any other health ailments. Herbals are great if your body is open and healthy enough to accept them.






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