A Personal Story

Name: Rene
Success: Yes
Pregnancy Test: No
Weight: 185 lbs.

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period?
**The first day of my LMP was November 18, 1999.

Do you know the date of fertilizing intercouse? What was it?
**I believe it was on December 2, 1999 or thereabouts.

What was the date you were expecting menstruation?
**On or about December 18, 1999. When I started medicating I was about 7 -8 days late, or about 3 weeks along in my pregnancy.

When were the herbs started?
**I started taking the herbs on December 21, 1999.

Please include dosage information.
** I also began drinking Pennyroyal tea (1 tbsp to a cup of hot water) sometimes with Brewer's yeast sometimes without, every four hours, on 12/21/99. I started taking Vitamin C as indicated (except at night) on 12/22/99. On 12/23/99, I switched to a brew of 2 tbsp of Blue Cohosh boiled in a quart of water, then steeped in a mixture of 3 tbsp of Pennyroyal and 2 tbsp of Black Cohosh, again, sometimes with Brewer's Yeast, sometimes without.

When I started to feel like that wasn't successful (I don't know how I knew it wasn't working, I just knew), I stopped drinking the brew altogether and started taking four Dong Quai capsules every four hours along with 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. I started to feel light cramping as soon as the Dong Quai got into my system.

I didn't medicate overnight with any of the herbs I was taking.

I took such high dosages of Dong Quai because I am a slightly overweight person and I have a VERY strong system. My dosages may be too high for someone else. It all comes down to knowing what your body can handle and what it can't. Pay attention to yourself. Listen to everything that goes on in your head.

Also, it helps a great deal to be confident in what you are doing. You don't have to feel 'good' while going through this. Bad feelings are OK and totally normal. But, you should be confident in your decision BEFORE you start medicating. You probably will have to draw on that strength later.

I got nervous when I didn't get a reaction from my body right away. I felt little to no cramping and I was nervous that the bleeding didn't start. I then reached out for help from Sister Zeus. She is EXTREMELY helpful, patient and knowledgeable. It's OK to ask questions, don't get yourself in a bad predictament because you don't want to ask a "stupid" question. The only stupid question is the one left unasked.

For me, vaginal gas (yes, vaginal gas) as well as abdominal gas was normal. I also had loose stool for a couple of days - which was probably from the Vitamin C or nerves. :) I also had some vaginal discharge, which is normal, if you are pregnant. Use the time that you are waiting for physical symptoms to communicate with the spirit of the unborn child, relax or meditate and calm yourself.

I kept myself busy. I have a small business and was able to work. I believe that if I had an outside-the-home job, I would have been able to work. But, I probably would have been cranky. During the day, if I felt tired, I would go lay down for a couple of minutes or I would even take a nap. I paid a LOT of attention to myself and my body. TIME is key during this process.

Were you successful in using the herbs?
**Yes. I started bleeding two days after I started taking the Dong Quai.
The cramps didn't really start until I started bleeding.

Did you have a pregnancy test? What was the result? and when was it taken?
**I never did a pregnancy test. My period is like clock work and when it didn't come, coupled with the fact that my nipples are EXTRA sensitive, I knew immediately that I was pregnant.

Is there anything you would have done differently?
**In my heart and soul, I knew that I was pregnant before I even began to experience symptoms. If I had to do it over again, I would have started taking the herbs before my menstruation was due. I also would have began communicating with the spirit of the unborn child a lot sooner. It seemed that things went smoother, both physcially and emotionally, for me when I informed the spirit not to be scared and that I would call for it when I was able to support it as it deserved.

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