A Personal Story

Submitted: March 20, 2006

Shared by: Ashleigh

Age: 21
Weight: 65 kilos (143 pounds)
Height: 161.5cm (5' 5")

Where are you from? What country? I am orgininally from Virginia in the U.S. but have been living in Sydney, Australia for the past 6 years.

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes
What was the result? Positive
If more than one test was taken please include info for each one. Second test was taken the next day after the vitamin c had been taken and my period had begun. The result was negative.

How was the pregnancy ended? I did some research in the internet about self induced miscarriages. I had already had a surgical abortion last year and didn't want to end the pregnancy that way again. I ultimately decided after reading your herbal abortion site, that I would use the vitamin c method. The very next morning, I began taking the vitamin c just as your site had instructed, at 500mg every hour. After doing this for three hours, menstration had begun.

Were you successful in using the herbs? Very much so! I'm not actually sure as to whether or not it was the herbs which helped me this time. I was only approximately 3-4 weeks pregnant and the last time I was pregnant, which ended with a surgical abortion, I was only 6 weeks. I know that my mother had a history of two miscarriages, however, my older sister did not when she fell pregnant several years ago. I'd like to maintain the thought that the vitamin c did help me to end the pregnancy, but I'm a little sceptical about it seeing as I was only taking the recommended dosage for only 3 hours before it worked.

Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? I would highly recommend your website to a friend in a similar situation that I was in. I would also try to use the herbal guide provided a second time if necessary.

Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? No.

Is this your first pregnancy? No, this was my second.

How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? 3-4 weeks
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? Not even one, 3 hours!

Were you using birth control? No.
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. None was available and we both prefer without.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Breast tenderness, some muscle contrations and spasms, late period.

When did they start? They all started before my period was due, which is normal so I thought that it was just my period coming. Once my period due date had come and gone, they continued on. Usually these symptoms start about 2-3 days before my period was due, but in this case, they lasted about 2 weeks.

Please include a summary of dosage information.
Name of the herb: Vitamin C
Form or method taken or used: Capsules taken orally.
Amount taken: 1,500mg
Frequency: Duration (dates are useful): 500mg every hour. Began at 9:30am 3/21/2006 and ended at 11:30am on 3/21/2006
Side effects: None.

How did the herbs affect you? Since I was not taking the vitamins over a long period of time, they did not affect me in any way.

Any positive effects? Menstration began very quickly.
Were there any negative effects? No.
Do you have any health problems or issues? I am a type one diabetic
If yes, do you think it had any affect on the way the herbs affected you? I don't think so.

How did being pregnant make you feel physically? I hadn't had any pregnant side effects as yet, however, I did feel very sad that this had happened again and that I knew the fate of the baby and that I would not be able to keep it.

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? And when bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc? Many women would like to know more about this part. If you can describe what it was like for you it would be helpful.

I didn't feel any different to how I was feeling when I was pregnant. When my period had begun, it was very unexpected but was a huge relief. However, the bleeding was heavier than what I'm used to and as many women know, when the period starts, it's usually kind of thick and brown, but mine was bright red as if it had been going for awhile. I didn't have any cramping but as I'm sitting here typing this, I am getting some infrequent muscle spasms in the uterus.

Could you reflect on the process of a herbal abortion and write a paragraph about it. I would like to add something of this nature to my website, but would like other experiences to draw upon besides my own. Thanks. '

Generally, I was a bit sceptical about all the information I had read before I decided to begin the process. I had done a few hours of research online about it, and found that the site you had constructed gave me the most in depth and useful information. I read each method and found that the Vitamin C method was the easiest and most descreet way to come by. After recording all the processes I was about to conducted, I also decided I would keep a small diary from day to day and record entries in it about which website I had used, the method, when I'll begin, my dosage chart, feelings, thoughts, etc. This I thought, would help me keep a tight record of my dosages and information I might need in the future in case I or even someone I know needs to use the method I chose in the future.

Again, I am not sure if it was the vitamins I was taking that brought on my period as in your website, it states that they should be taken accordingly for at least five days and I had only just begun my treatment which lasted three hours. I would like to think that the information provided to me through your site did indeed help me in some way, even if not today, but hopefully again in the future, whether it be myself or a friend who needs help. In my experience, it was a big relief to know that such information was provided to women around the world in similar situations who do not wish to have a surgical or medical abortion performed on themselves but would rather keep that as an alternative if the herbs do not do the trick. I am more than grateful for your site and I do hope that it has helped more people and that they have expressed their gratitude, than just myself.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Nothing at all.

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? Keep a closer watch on my cycles eg. when I'm ovulating and such and use more protection when necessary.

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