A Personal Story

Submitted: Nov 2, 2000

Name: Malta
Weight: 220
Height: 5'7"
Age: 22
Pregnancy Test: Yes. Negative.
Resolution: Herbs were successful.

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes
When was it taken? 5 days after expected period
What was the result. negative due to forced fluids - see below. I have been pregnant before, and recognized the symptoms. My breasts were tender and swollen, and my abdomen felt heavyish, like it was pressing down on my bladder.

How was the pregnancy ended? Herbs
Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes
Is this your first pregnancy? No

Were you using birth control? Unfortunately not.
If you were not using birth control, please share why not.
My lover and I argued over something, and he visited me that evening to apologize. Events proceeded from there.

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? Good question. My last pseudo-period was the result of a clinical abortion, one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life, on September 23rd.

Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? Oct. 12th
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? Oct 23
How long do your cycles usually run? 30 day cycle, like clockwork
Do you cycle regularly or irregularly? Very regularly.

What was the date when the herbs were started? Officially? Monday, Oct. 30. Mitigating circumstances, though. Please see below.
for how many days were the herbs used (total)? -see below-

What was the date the pregnancy was terminated? Wednesday, Nov 1st.
Spotting on Monday and Tuesday, full bleeding on Wednesday.

Please include a summary of dosage information. And any side effects noted.
I used the following formula:
1000 mg of Vitamin C each hour (in 500mg pills)
1000 mg of Dong Quai every 4 hours (in 200 mg pills - couldn't find anything bigger)
800 mg of Black Cohosh with the Dong Quai (in 80 mg pills - couldn't find anything bigger)
I obtained all my herbs at Eckerd's.
The Vitamin C made me feel a little shaky, but I think the Dong Quai is what made the difference. 12 hours after I started the Dong Quai I was bleeding.

Comments -
On September 23rd, I had a clinical abortion. It was one of the worst experiences of my life, and I don't want to ever deal with that again. When I discovered I was late on the 29th of October, I sat down and cried for a while before getting in my car and driving to the Walgreens for a pregnancy test.

I brought the test home, unwilling to wait for morning (it was just after 10pm) and took it right then. It came back negative - but my breasts were swollen and tender, and my abdomen felt the same as it had when I was pregnant before, like it was a little too full and pressing down on my bladder.

I called the EPT people the next morning, and they said that because I'm on a diet regimen that requires me to drink 120 ounces of water/day that I might have given myself a negative test by washing the dye out.

I hung up the phone and hopped on the net, refusing to be pushed back into that clinic without a fight - and found your site. As luck would have it, the week before I'd had a small case of sniffles. I had been taking vitamin c (minus bioflavinoids) in pretty decent doses for almost 5 days before I came across your site. I was a little weak and shaky over the weekend and a little gassy but otherwise ok.

Thrilled that I already had some of the necessary materials, I began dosing myself with 1 gram of vitamin c Monday afternoon, and on my way home I located and purchased Dong Quai and Black Cohosh at Eckerd's. I noticed a little cramping on my way home, and was surprised to see that I was spotting a little. The vitamin C was obviously beginning to work, but I was taking no chances. I began my system of Dong Quai and Black Cohosh as described above immediately, with another 80 mg capsule of Black Cohosh with my hourly vitamin C. Tuesday morning I was spotting more heavily and cramping, and Wednesday my period was in full swing, and I discontinued the herbs.

It's Thursday now, and I'm still bleeding and cramping like a normal period, perhaps a bit heavy. I haven't seen any fibrous material, but I have passed a few small clots. My breasts are no longer swollen or tender, and the pressure in my abdomen is easing.

Thank you for the peace of mind you've given me. Even if I wasn't pregnant, it is gratifying and calming to have this sort of control over my body. I'm beginning to map out my chart starting with this cycle. I can't express to you how grateful I am to have found this information, and if any of my friends are ever in trouble I'll send them here.

Is there anything you would have done differently? Exerted more self control about having unprotected sex.

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