A Personal Story

Submitted: July 19, 2000

Name: Jill
Weight: 125 lbs
Age: 31
Pregnancy Test: Yes. Positive.
Success: No, ended with a clinical abortion.

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? June 1
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercouse? What was it? No (I thought I ovulated around the 14th or 15th and was careful around that time)
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? July 5th or 6th. I took a home test on July 12th (got a negative but I was drinking a huge amount of water just before that) I retested again on July 15 and got a positive.

When were the herbs started? July 11
Please include a summary of dosage information. 1000mg C every hour , 550mg Don Quai 4x a day, 400mg Black Cohosh 4x a day

How was the pregnancy ended? still working on it I think.I have had pink tinged discharge since Sunday, I tried stimulating my cervix on Saturday but didn't try that again until today (July 18).(I had stopped the herbs on Saturday because I figures it wasn't working) I had my appoint for a clinical abortion yesterday morning and they didn't do it because the couldn't see anything on the ultrasound. I had a lab urine test on July 14th that was positive.They sent me for a blood test to confirm the preg. I got the HCG count this afternoon and they said it was 1468 (about 2 weeks preg. which to me doesn't make any sense) I started the herbs today again in hopes that maybe my count was low because they were actually doing something and the spotting meant the end was coming(!?!?!?!?) Could that be true? Is my count low for this stage?

Were you successful in using the herbs? Jury is still out on that (update - ended with clinical abortion)

Did you have a pregnancy test? What was the result? and when was it taken? going to take another in a couple of days Is this your first pregnancy? no (actually my 5th. Two boys 9 and 7, had a girl premature (24 weeks, she only lived a few hours I had an in place IUD!!!) I also had a previous abortion.

Were you using birth control? Not really, poor judgement thinking quasi rythym would work.
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. No excuses really, but I was to have my tubes tied yesterday and had to cancel that!!!!

Is there anything you would have done differently? That should go without saying

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