What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? 2-1-01
What was the date when the herbs were started? 3-12-01
Were you using birth control? yes
Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Painful, swollen breasts, fatigue, weight gain
How did the herbs make you feel physically? No different, really
Please note that doctors wanted to do surgery; I did not want this option. I had to search for a place that would provide medical/chemical termination (ru486), WHICH IS LEGAL but very difficult to get. Planned parenthood was my answer. I found that the whole experience was less traumatic and more private with the medical abortion. You take the first pill (which stops cell division in the fertilized embryo) at the doctor's office, the second action is inserting vaginal suppositories 2 days later, at home and in private, and the uterus then expels the lining and its contents. It was painful; but the pain lasted only a few hours. The bleeding was heavy; the clots were strawberry sized. It was much less frightening than surgery was for me. I also got to hold my head high and be assaulted by "christian" protesters outside Planned Parenthood. I recommend not ackowledging them, should you ever come in contact with them. They do not respect the fact that others do not share their beliefs.