A Personal Story

Submitted: Aug. 28 2005

Shared by: Etahl
Age: 29
Weight: 70 kg
Height: 170sm
Do you smoke tobacco? no
Where are you from? What country? I am from Israel Jerusalem

Did you have a pregnancy test? I had 2
When was it taken? 4 days after I was supposed to get my menstruation
What was the result. negative at first, positive a day after. (though the second line was very light)

How was the pregnancy ended? herbal abortion
Were you successful in using the herbs? yes
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? only if a where asked to help. doesn't fit every one.
Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? no
Is this your first pregnancy? no, my 5

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? 18-June
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? 4 July
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? 18 July
How long do your cycles usually run? it varies between 30 to rarely 38 days
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? my regular cycle is irregular

What was the date when the herbs were started? 23 July on Saturday
How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? three weeks
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? two days and a half

Were you using birth control? no

What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? natural, checking my cervix and temperature and mucus, not doing sex on dangerous days, also use diaphragm

Do you know how/why it failed? had sex on a dangerous day, didn't check this month and lied to myself thinking it would be o.k.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? yes (heavy breast, nausea,
When did they start? just before I started with the herbs about 3 days before.

Please include a summary of dosage information.

used a timer clock and had it set to go off every hour.
starting Saturday 11-30 am
vitamin c each hour 500 mg
Dong Quai every 4 hours 1000 mg
black cohosh every 4 hours 1100 mg

you cant buy this pill but I feel it to be the strongest: determination and belief.

Tried eating with the pills so that they are in the digested system ,also at night had some nuts to eat so that they where not on an empty stomach.

Dong Quai root extract: off a company called "solgar" these 2 I took the first day

black cohosh root :belongs to a company called "now" was added the second day.

the Dong .q. and the black cohosh where taken in alternately sessions meaning every 2 hours one of them was taken the next 2 hours latter and so on.

started Saturday 23 July 11-30 am stooped Monday 25 July 4-30 am because of vomiting. started again only vitamin c at 15-30 PM then added one tablet b c 550 mg every 4 hours and one Dong Quai every 4 hours .

26 July 12-30 am vitamin c reduced to every 2 hours.

stooped completely at 26 July 8-30 am.

How did the herbs affect you? kept checking where in your site did it say to stop taking the herbs and could not find ,so when the bleeding started so fast a continued to take the herbs, mostly cause my man said I should .when I vomited at 4-30 am

I stoped taking every thing and felt better but then the bleeding had almost stooped and I thought it should have gone on longer but again didn't lesson to my body and took some more pills in a half the dosage as before. but shore enough started feeling bad again and realized that that is way my body works very fast in action.

Do you have any health problems or issues? healthy as a bull. I do yoga 3 times a week.
How did being pregnant make you feel physically? bad

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? And when bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc.?

To all of my limited understanding I am sure that if it would have been a chemical abortion (which I had twice in my life )and reacted really as if I was given poison, but with the herbs and being so early in the pregnancy and me being really strong and healthy it was minor pain and nausea, and not at all tribal, but I must say I listen very much to what my body is saying and I stopped when I felt it was enough but as I said before my man was much more hysterical then me so he thought a should continue with the herbs and I had fear to so .....

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.

I think the first thing in the process is being very confident that this is my way not half confident but 100% shore this is the way for me. The second is taking it day by day, I had no idea it would be 2 days I was planning on 2 weeks but thinking that far is scary so I only thought about today. I was also unusually to my character precise and mathematical, I had a timer and made a calendar and registered every pill a took. I did not stop at night keeping it always in my system and made shore I had 2 alarm clocks set to wake me up in case I don't hear the timer. I also forgot to mention I was focused on the herbs I am taking and in spite of the short time I took to bleed I had all the thoughts every one has about" its working its not" and wanted to buy all the herbs mentioned. decided instead on a method and was more important to stick to it, and not confuse my self with more and changing herbs

Your Story - well, first of all I am thankful for this site being available and I must confess I am never thankful for any thing so it means a lot.

I must say that this experience was a test of truth for me, I came to realize that I get pregnant because of me incapability to say the complete truth. It is very difficult to confess this even to myself but it was a very empowering experience.

as I said before this is the 5 time I am pregnant and was full of tears and guilt for not having control over my body and soul. I was crying terribly because I told myself the last time this happened that it would be the last and that I would never go though another abortion but here I was again in the same state and could not think of having a child.

What happened was that I use the natural method meaning I used to check my temperature and mucus and the changing size of my cervix all this indicating when I was going to ovulate. I have not gotten pregnant in this way for the last 3 years, and I am very fertile, but this month I was performing (I dance) and. I had not written the last time of my menstrual period was and I was in a denial about every thing being o.k., I kept telling myself to remember when it was that I had but 2 weeks flow by and I lost track of my timing. when my boyfriend wanted to have sex he asked if it was safe and I said lets use the diaphragm. he didn't want to so we had no sex that night, but I still went to the bathroom to check if I was in a safe mood and I seemed to be dry. the same happened the night after and at the third night we did have sex I thinking it is safe cause I was dry again.

Him, feeling in his heart that it was not safe but still not resisting, the next day I saw the mucus of an ovulation but told myself it was the outcome of last night not being able to believe I could have done that mistake again.

when time went by and I had not gotten my period I was starting to be worried but again lied to myself thinking every thing will come to order since I rarely get my period at 38 days I thought it might just be that kind of month.

well I didn't and was really worried. the morning of the 22 of July I woke up and my man was staring at me telling me I look worried. he told me I should have gotten my period (he was worried) I confess to being so and he started looking in the diary when was it that I last got my period. we found out and I started panicking he went to get the pregnancy test while I was home crying feeling measurable and ashamed at the fact that I am so stooped. the tester did not have a line so I was a bit happy but wondered why the hell I am still not getting my period. the next morning I took the test again and it was very hard to see but there was a very very light sign almost undetectable but it was there. I was in horror, feeling my life is coming to an end but then I was thinking (not impossible process) that as terrible as it can be to go through another abortion it would be even more of a catastrophe to have a child I don't want. with that decision in mind it all became clear that I am going to find my own way to have this abortion.

I found your site and dove in to reading and Reading I did not pass the women that did not succeed and read through that as well. I found it very important to know what makes one succeed and one not. I took very good care of my self and ate really good thinking it would help the herbs get into the system better. I drank allot and kept on reading.

I was really surprised when a started bleeding after only 2 days. I was filled with a strong emotion of a powerful women doing all this with no doctor help. taking things into hand and doing it all by myself. not waiting for someone to tell me if I'm doing right or wrong, not needing help but giving it to myself, and just the ability of acting. making a decision and moving to action, I can't describe how fulfilling that was.

I would to thank all the women that had helped me in that process, and to thank you for making this knowledge available.


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