A Personal Story

Name: JenM
Weight: 105 before
Height: 5 ft
Age: 28
Pregnancy Test: Yes. Positive.
Success: No.

Do you smoke tobacco? yes

Did you have a pregnancy test? Yes, at home & later that day in the ER
When was it taken? June 10 in the morning (first urine) 2nd time around 11 am - in the Emergency room
What was the result. Positive - Both times

How was the pregnancy ended? I have an appointment with a clinic

Were you successful in using the herbs? NO

Is this your first pregnancy? Yes

Were you using birth control? Yes
What kind/method of birth control/contraception were you using? Ortho Tri-Cyclen pill
Do you know how/why it failed? My Gyno. Said my body rejected a new pill I started taking

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? June 4th
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? What was it? June 18th
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? July 2nd
How long do your cycles usually run? 3-5 days
What was the date when the herbs were started? July 11th

Please include a summary of dosage information. And any side effects noted.
I tried a plethora of herbs. The day I found your site, I went out & bought Vit. C, Blue Cohosh, Dong Quai.
After a week, I stopped the C, moved onto Black Cohosh tincture, Blue Cohosh tincture, Dong Quai Root (ground) tea & tincture, parley tea & sprigs as inserts, and Dong Quai capsules.

Comments -
My experience with trying medicinal herbs has been a very exhausting, yet informative experience. I have always tried to take a natural approach, so after I had found out about Sister Zeus' website, I was very interested to try anything. I had been taking the pill for over a year now, and I decided to switch over to anther pill to eliminate some side effects of the Mircette pill. Little did I know that my body would reject the new pill.

Anyhow, the morning I took the test, and came out positive, I went to work with a clouded mind and a whole lot of responsibility going through my head. Michael, the guy I've been seeing for the past year, was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, so we've been absorbing this devastating news, little by little. After I had gotten to work, I wasn't feeling well, very jittery and anxious. I couldn't breath, so I was forced by a co-worker to go the ER. Which I was confirmed positive there. The Dr. also said it was an anxiety attack due to the current stress. The next day, I came back to work and immediately jumped on my computer to find something that would give me relief. That's when I found this website. That was July 11th. That night, I immediately went to the grocery store and bought 500 mg. Of Vit. C. I stopped by a health food store and bought the Dong Quai, parsley tea and Blue Cohosh. For the first week, I took 500 mg. Of Vit. C, 10 drops of Blue Cohosh and 10 drops of Dong Quai every hour in Parsley tea. In this first week, I was unable to tell Mike, due to he being out of town , so I was living in my own nightmare.

After I told Mike what's going on, he thought I was ridiculous & that I'm poisoning my body. But we both know where the other feels about children right now. So now I'm moving into the 4th week. I started the Dong Quai tea ( the root is ground and slightly chunky) I was trying the parsley inserts, but that was making me feel as if I were leaking fluids all the time. With the DQ tea, I was taking 10 - 15 drops of blue & black cohosh every 2 - 4 hours. By the 3rd day of this, I started to get cramps, so I felt these were working. After several days of this, and some seriously negative remarks from Michael, I wrote to Sister Zeus, asking for advise. She recommended that I stop taking the tea and go back to the capsule form of the DQ. I started taking 1200 mgs. Of Dong Quai and 1000 mgs. of Black Cohosh (capsule) each hour. Let me state that I did know how harmful this can be, and I have stopped since. I did that ritual for 7 days with no side effects - the cramping went away. The hardest thing for me is getting up in the night to take any thing. I turn the alarm off and go back to sleep. In the past two days, Michael and I have come to the agreement that time is running out and action needs to be taken. I'm terrified and lost, but in my heart and mind, I feel that this is probably the best back up I can have. I hope that my story can be of any assistance to any woman who experiences an unwanted pregnancy. Last to mention, I tried to convince the soul growing inside me that it wasn't our time, and this wasn't meant to be. I asked for forgiveness, for release and tried to explain that I felt better trying to release "it" in my home rather than taking it to a strange doctor who didn't know me or my body. I did what I felt was right. I guess I'm still learning.

Thank you,

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