A Personal Story

Submitted: Jan 5, 2007

Shared by: Joy from Australia

Age: 30
Weight: 55kg
Height: 5'5

Did you have a pregnancy test? yes
What was the result. positive

How was the pregnancy ended? through your guidance!
Were you successful in using the herbs? yes
Would you try herbs again, or recommend them to a friend in the same situation? absolutely
Is there anything that clued you in that the herbs might be working before bleeding started? strong cramps

Is this your first pregnancy? no
How many weeks pregnant were you when the herbs were started? 5/6
For how many days were the herbs used (total)? 4
What was the date bleeding started if herbs were successful? 3/1/07

Were you using birth control? no
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? abstinence around fertile time
Do you know how/why it failed? we didn't abstain
If you were not using birth control, please share why not. Haven't used the pill since teenage years. Married now and not using condoms, just being careful, we're already very happy parents.

Did you experience any symptoms or signs of pregnancy? yes, tender breasts, mood swings! absent mindedness
When did they start? right away

Please include a summary of dosage information.
I took Vitamin C hourly (chewable tablets) sometimes 500g sometimes 1000g, drank parsley tea from 2nd day and used parsley pessary. Also rubbed peppermint oil (in carrier) on abdomen.
Side effects. none, just the main effect - cramping and menstruating!

Do you smoke tobacco? yes
Do you have any health problems or issues? no

If the herbs caused miscarriage -- how did you feel just before bleeding began? And when bleeding started - How was the bleeding, cramping, etc?
It was just a much stronger period pain - very rarely I take panadol to relieve this but this time the panadol had no effect, so I snuggled down with my hot water bottle and embraced the cramps.

Your Story -

I am a Mother - and loving it and hope to have more kids in the future. I have also had a clinical abortion in the past. Whilst that was a means to an end, I found it to be quite a demeaning experience. Everything was out of my hands once I stepped through the clinic door. I asked to see the ultrasound and was refused. I asked to see the 'embryo' and was refused. I asked what would be done with it and they simply said 'it will be disposed of.' I asked to be awake for the procedure and was again refused.

While the staff were friendly enough, every single person I spoke to made me feel like an idiot for being pregnant if I didn't want to be. It was so sterile and cold, there was no support from wise women, no spiritual (or even human for that matter) feel to any of it. And pregnancy is a profound experience, whether it's carried to term or not. I believe it's very important to acknowledge all the emotions that go with it with deep respect.

So when I realised I was pregnant this time, knowing I didn't want to be, the thought of revisiting such a 'cold' experience terrorised me. That's when I started asking people and searching the net for alternatives. I felt sure there would be some advice out there somewhere about some mysterious remedy. But Vitamin C and parsley!! Who would have guessed it would be something so common and readily available!

After reading other women's stories on this site, I searched elsewhere for verification. I came across only a few reports of this remedy and found a multitude of information about how good Vitamin C is for pregnancy even at very high levels! How contradictory and confusing! I decided to try it anyway and began taking Vitamin C every hour (I used 500mg chewable tablets. Sometimes 1, sometimes 2 - I'm a smoker and thought my body may need a little more. In the afternoon of the second day I started drinking parsley tea and also used a parsley pessary.)

I concentrated my thoughts and energy on asking this spirit to leave, rested alot with my hot water bottle and began bleeding on day 3. What a relief to feel in control of my body! To be able to go through the pain of giving up a pregnancy at home in my own way, with no medical intervention! (Yes it was painful in comparison to a 'normal' period, though that's to be expected as part of a physical and spiritual experience such as this.) Thank you so much Sister Zeus for putting this information out there. And thank you to all the women who have shared their wisdom.

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