A Personal Story

Date Submitted: Aug 19, 2000

Name: Dee
Weight: 130
Height: 5'3 1/2"
Age: 28
Tobacco? Yes
Pregnancy Test: Yes, Positive.
Resolution: Clinical Abortion
Weeks pregnant when started: 8.5

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes
When was it taken? Far too late, after my period was a month and a half late
What was the result. Positive
If no pregnancy test was taken - do you think you were pregnant? How strongly do you feel this way? Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? I finally took one due to cravings and light headedness

How was the pregnancy ended? Clinical abortion
Were you successful in using the herbs? No. But unfortunately I was areless 4 months later and thought I might be pregnant again, and immediately took black cohash and my period came a week and a half early, so this time I believe it may have helped

Were you using birth control? No, I was being careless
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. For a long time I did not think I would be able to become pregnant, due to past complications and behaviors.

Please include a summary of dosage information. And any side effects noted.
I began with vitamin c every hour one 1000mg tablet and added parsley tea, and Dong Quai; 1000mg every 3 hours capsules; mild cramping:
They had no effect, and then I decided to have a clinical abortion after 2 and a half weeks of the pills. I understood the complications that could have occurred if I went through with the pregnancy.


I was very careless, and have since changed my ways, except for one last time. After this I used Black Cohosh just after a slip up, and it brought on my period after two days of one capsule three times a day. I will not let any semen inside me until I am ready to have a child.

The first time I got pregnant was in denial for too long. I couldn't believe it, and put off taking a test. I finally did, and immediately found this site. I tried the Vitamin C and parsley tea. I then added Dong Quai, but after 3 weeks, nothing changed. I understood that the use of these herbs could have major effects on the child inside, so I decided to get a clinical abortion. When I went I found out I was 11 weeks. I was very upset with myself at the fact that I was unaware for so long. It was the most horrible thing I have ever felt. I know it was the right thing to do though. I am not responsible enough to raise a child and adoption would have been out of the question. When I think about it, I don't think I can ever bring a life into this world. It is a very scary place. I know now that I will not let myself get pregnant unless it is planned, I never want to feel that pain again.

Is there anything you would have done differently?
I will take a pregnancy test the first day I am late, and begin herbs immediately, if it turns out to be positive. Actually, I will use the herbs the second I mess up. Which unfortunately, I did. I used black cohosh two days after a condom broke, and I got my period early.

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