A Personal Story

Submitted: Nov 2, 2005

Shared by: Aasha
Age: 25
Weight: 140 lbs
Height: 5 4"
Do you smoke tobacco? No
Where are you from? What country? Living in USA but from INDIA.

Did you have a pregnancy test? No
If no pregnancy test was taken - do you think you were pregnant?
How strongly do you feel this way? I think i was pregnant may be 90% sure as i always had a perfect cycle.Two times i have missed my period and both the time i was pregnant,though second time when i missed i had medical abortion.

How was the pregnancy ended? Used Vit C ,Dong quai & Black cohosh root.Regular parsley inserts and parsley tea a few times and sesame seeds with sugar 25 grams only on first day.

Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes

Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? Old is gold.Always believed in ancient methods.

Is this your first pregnancy? No ,already have one kid.

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? Sep 28th 2005
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? Not sure.
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? Oct 28th 2005
How long do your cycles usually run? My cycle is 30 days normally,have varied a very few times +/- 1 day.
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? Regularly
What was the date when the herbs were started? Oct 28th

How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? Probably 2 weeks.

For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 4 days what was the date bleeding started if herbs were successful? Oct 31st 2005

Were you using birth control? Yes but not always.
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Condom but not always. But always used the withdrawal method to lessen the risk.
Do you know how/why it failed? withdrawal is not a birth control method.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? When did they start? Had breast tenderness other than that didn't have any symptoms.Usually on the 30 th day of my cycle i will have a very mild cramps which will give me a sign that periods is going to start ,but this time i didn't have any and so went for herbal treatment.

Please include a summary of dosage information.

Vitamin c 2000 mg and Dong Quai 1000 mg every four hours on the first day.But after i read in this site about maintaining the presence of vit c in the body constantly to weaken the egg from attaching the uterus wall made me take 1000 mg of Vitamin c every 2 hrs and 500 mg of Dang quai every 2 hrs on second day.in the night as i could not get up often i took 2000 mg vit C every 4 hrs and dang quai 1000 mg every 4 hrs.

third day i added black cohosh root capsule 3 [360 mg each] every 4 hrs.

I also used parsley inserts regularly all 4 days changing it at different intervals.

My husband helped me with it.He was so supportive in getting the herbs and giving me hope.

The side effects i had were loose stool only on the first day may be because of vit c

on the fourth day i added few vit c and dang quai in between my regular interval and the schedule above was maintained only in the morning,night i took whenever i got up and not in regular intervals. As i wanted immediate result of the herb and didn't see any, i was worried thinking may be because i didn't take it in regular intervals into he night but then it worked that way too.

How did the herbs affect you? Gave me loose stool.

Any positive effects? Got my periods

Where there any negative effects? None

Do you have any health problems or issues? No

How did the herbs make you feel physically? Nothing much i was normal.

How did being pregnant make you feel physically? didn't have any nausea or sickness.

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? And when bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc?
On my fourth day i was so worried about not having bleeding yet as i was breastfeeding my child and I was worried about continuing the herbs long....then i read few of the experience on share our wisdom and developed some hope and then when i went to pee i wiped and saw spot of blood on it....when i saw it my happiness knew no bounds...it gave me lots of hope that i can do it and that the herb is working...

Could you reflect on the process of a herbal abortion and write a paragraph about it.
From the moment i started the herb i was woried if it will work for me as it said its only 50% effecive.But what gave me hope was i started it early when my period was due itself, so thought it may work being early stage.

Your Story - Hi. First i would like to thank for the beautiful site with lots of information women should know. I came across this site long back even before i had the medical abortion. I didn't go in detail on this site before but the site was useful for me now. I always wanted to know an alternative natural method to avoid unwanted pregnancy other than pill and others and this site was the one i found. This time when my period was due and had no sign of it i thought i would rather start with herbal method and went for it. I took vitamin c, Dong quai and black cohosh for four days and on fourth day i got my periods and was so happy about it.

It was just like my normal periods and didn't have any problem using the herbs. Till i got my periods i was so worried what if it doesn't work as i didn't want to go through medical abortion as i already had one 6 months back. i felt so dejected and hated myself thinking what if i become pregnant... i sure cannot take care of one more as i already have one child and thought need some gap for the second. I did not go with birth control pills as i thought it wont be good for my kid as i am breast feeding my first still. When i was taking the herbs i thought to myself to add my experience in this site whether or not i succeed as only the stories i read gave me lots of hope and made me go with the herbs. I would like to thank all the ladies who shared their wisdom. If someone is reading my story now i would like to add to go with it, choose the herb with your instinct and have some hope and it will surely work for you too. Its worth a try. Thank you sister Zeus.

Is there anything you would have done differentlY.No

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?
Everything happens for some reason.Coming across this site is also for a reason.Thank you so much for empowering women's life.

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