A Personal Story

Submitted: March 18, 2006

Shared by: Carnivora

Age: 19
Weight: 190
Height: 5.3

Did you have a pregnancy test? No
How strongly do you feel this way? i had many symptoms- late period, fatigue, some nausea

How was the pregnancy ended? vitamin C
Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? i would definitely recommended using the vitamin c because it was cheap, natural, and inconspicuous.
Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? i knew the vit C had worked when i started to cramp

Is this your first pregnancy? Yes
How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? 3
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 3

Were you using birth control? Yes
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? male condom
Do you know how/why it failed? No

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? late period, fatigue, some nausea
When did they start? a few days after intercourse

Please include a summary of dosage information.
Name of the herb: vit C, parsley
Form or method taken or used: 500mg pill, tea
Amount taken: started with tea , moved onto vit C, Frequency: every 5 hours, 6g a day
Duration (dates are useful) : march 16-18
side effects: the morning i started to bleed, there was severe cramping while i was trying to sleep, but this could have been due to my ovarian cysts

How did being pregnant make you feel physically? gross

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? Before bleeding began, i felt slight cramps that amplified as time went on, but it was treated with a few ibuprofin. bleeding started off slight, but within a few minutes was a somewhat heavy flow.

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.

In completing the herbal abortion, i felt more in control of my body. there was still a feeling of regret, but i know that this is not the time for a child in my life, and in having one wouldn't be fair to him/her, my family, the father, or myself. what surprised me most of all was that i wasn't infertile, as i had though. i had just come off the pill recently to control ovarian cysts, and i thought my ovaries were damaged from the scaring. at least now i know that in the future, when the time is right, i will be able to have children that i can take care of (when I'm done with college!).

Your Story - That time was rolling around and I anticipated Aunt Flo's arrival, meaning another month passed safely. A few nights ago, some heavy petting had gotten interesting, but I wasn't really worried. A male condom and pull-out had been used, no worries, right? When I started feeling gross in the morning before class and tired ALL the time, even after getting a good night's sleep, I worried a little, but didn't think about it too much.

After waiting about a week, I then felt free to panic and scoured the internet. I started the morning of 3/16 with parsley tea every 5 or so hours, brewed with the dry kind located conveniently on the spice shelves. My impatience brought me back to this site again and I decided to try vitamin C. The recommended dosage was 6g a day, so I started that evening, getting 3g in before I went to bed. The 17th I went through the whole day diligently taking 2 500mg tablets every few hours. By that evenings last dose I started feeling different.

Since it was St. Patrick's day, I was out and about that night, and around 12.30 I definitely noticed a change. I had a little bit of cramping, so I checked in the bathroom and lo and behold Aunt Flo had "sent a post-card"! Fifteen minutes later I ran back to the bathroom, and bleeding had commenced. I went home and took care of business, but later on, on the morning of the 18th my uterus felt like it was trying to tear a hole out of my body. The cramps were painful, but nothing that some ibuprofin couldn't fix. It is now mid-afternoon of the 18th and everything is peachy. Good luck sisters, and I hope my paranoia has helped ^.^

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