A Personal Story

Submitted: May 23, 1999

Shared By: Brynna

Success: yes
Pregnancy test: Not taken
Method used: Vitamin C as emergency contraception (didn't work)
then, switched to Dong Quai and Vitamin C

First day of LMP: April 17 (LMP = last menstrual period)
Date of fertilizing intercourse: April 30

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on one of my most fertile days. After realizing what happened I started taking the vitamin c ten days before menstruation was due; dosage was 9 grams per day. I took it for ten days and stopped, nothing seemed to be happening. For the next 6 days, I didn't take anything.

My period was getting close to being a week late so I checked out some other parts of your site and read about Dong Quai. I decided to try taking two capsules (400mg per capsule for a total of 800 mg) every four hours. I began taking the dong quai when my period was 6 days late. I also took 1000 mg of vitamin c with my first dose of dong quai. After the first dose I started cramping. After the second dose I started spotting, and after the fourth dose I was bleeding regularly.

I'm still not sure if I was actually pregnant, but it's good to be able to have my mind at ease now. I've also started charting my cycle and learning how to recognize fertile times. Thank you so much for your site. You've helped me tremendously.

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