A Personal Story

Submitted: April 13, 2004

Shared by: Elbow from Missouri USA

Age: 22
Weight: 135
Height: 5í3Ē

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 feel very strongly that I was pregnant. I was too afraid to actually take the actual test. I was 18 at the time. I was 3 weeks to a month late on my period. I had had intercourse often during my cycle using condoms. I feel confident that I was pregnant.

How was the pregnancy ended? Vitamin C, 1000mg every two hours for 10 days. I believe menstruation started on the 7th day

Were you successful in using the herbs? yes

Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? Yes. I have since used Vitamin C in all instances when I thought that there may have been any kind of slip up. I have used them in conjunction with birth control pills when I was a couple of days late and my period started within 3 days.

Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? I began to get the usual signs of menstruation, soreness, cramps, etc

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)? 10, bleeding started after 7 days

Were you using birth control? yes
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? condoms
Do you know how/why it failed? break-possibly

Please include a summary of dosage information. 1000mg every two hours or 12-14g per day. Woke up every two hours at night to take as well.

other comments: I have also taken larger doses, 2000mg every four hours or two hours or 5000mg at a time 3 times a day, I found that when I was just trying to bring my period, that the dosage wasnít as important, or I didnít follow it as closely, as regimented and it still brought my period.

Could you reflect on the process of a herbal abortion and write a paragraph about it.
I took action before the 5th week and I had no serious side effects and no pain other than what would be expected with starting your period in a normal situation. Possibly the menstruation was a little pulpy etc. I took vitamin c with ascorbic acid for 10 days. I took 1000mg every two hours and woke up in the night to medicate. Bleeding started on or before the 7th day. I continued dosing until the 10th day just to be sure. I am fairly confident that I was pregnant. I have used it on other occasions, when there were slight suspicions. I have used vitamin c in conjunction with birth control pills and it seemed to still work and bring my period if it was a couple of days late. It wasnít painful and there were no real side effects, maybe diarrhea or something, but nothing out of the ordinary. I tried parsley tea once, but it didnít work very well, but I also think I didnít drink it for long enough.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Ummm, not had an accident 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?
I thought it was a great experience for me. It was terrible to have to deal with it and it didnít justify unsafe sexual practices, but it was private, no one had to know. I kept it to myself and shared it with my girlfriends only and it has been a godsend, when there were little scares. It gives me peace of mind. I was 18 at the time and thought I would have a heart attack at the thought of telling my parents that I was pregnant. I recommend any woman try this approach before giving up hope.

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