A Personal Story

Submitted: June 28, 2001

Shared by: Diana from Puerto Rico

Age: 21
Weight: 122 lbs.
Height: 5'4"

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? Yes I know I was pregnant. At first I wasn't sure, but when I finally was bledding, I did not want to believe what I was looking.

How was the pregnancy ended? Was ended with Vitamin C, Black Cohosh and Dong Quai.
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? Yes, if they are ready for the results.

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

Is this your first pregnancy? Yes.

What was the date when the herbs were started? One day after I was expecting my menstruation. I always reflects very hard PMS Simptoms, and I wasn't feeling any change in my body that could tell me my menstruation was coming.

How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? I'm not sure, but I think 3 weeks at least.

For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 5 days

Were you using birth control? No.
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Just counting my days, I'm always pretty sure when I'm ovulating, and when I'm supose to start mestruating

Do you know how/why it failed? I think I ovulate before the date I was expecting. I had sexual intercouse with my boyfriend on the 8th day of my cicle without protection. I think that was what happened.

If you were not using birth control, please share why not. Pills gives me secondary effects.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? Yes.
When did they start? A week before the day I was expecting my menstruation.

Please include a summary of dosage information. The first day I started with 3 cups of Parsley tea and Vitamin C every 3 hours. Then I used 1,000 Vitamin C every 2 hours, but didnít take any at night, it gave me a lot of headaches. Dong Quai, 1,100 mg every 4 hours, but any at night. The first day I started with 3 cups of Parsley tea and Vitamin C every 3 hours. I kept doing this for 3 days.

Side effects. Headaches, nauseas, pain in my lower back because of the Vitamin C, pain in my abdomen, and insomnia.

How did the herbs affect you? They haven't affect me, but I won't do it again.

Any positive effects? I got my period, finally.

How did the herbs make you feel physically? Physically, ok, but 2 days after I started the capsules I had nausea and hard headache.

How did being pregnant make you feel physically? I wasn't sure I was pregnant, but I was tired, I wanted to sleep all the time, and didn't want to go to work. I was eating a lot, and my breast were very touchy, my hips were growing up more than the normal.

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began?
The second day, I started to spot a brown fluid just very little. The same the next day. I felt pain in my belly, but felt like something was breaking me inside. I knew the capsules were doing their job because I just felt it. The 4th day, today, in the morning I felt like my menstruation pain, when I was taking a shower I saw a big mass of blood. After that my period is just the same, but heavier than the normal, but I know it is normal in my case.

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