A Personal Story

Submitted: July 12, 1999

Name: Stacy
Success: yes - menstruation began on schedule
Pregnancy Test: Neg on Day 27. Positive on Day 31
Weight: 190 lbs.
Method used: Vitamin C, Dong Quai, Parsley & Ginger tea

What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period? June 14
Do you know the date of fertilizing intercourse? July 1
What was the date you were expecting menstruation? July 10
When were the herbs started? July 10

Please include dosage information.
1000 mg vitamin C with rose Hips one every four hours
400 Dong Quai every six hours, Fresh brewed tea with Ginger and fresh parsley every four hours.

Were you successful in using the herbs? Yes

Is there anything you would have done differently? No


I am a true believer now that this method works. I am 26, engaged to be married and as much as I want a child, am not financially or emotionally ready to deal with a child or the birth process. I also have high blood pressure so I knew a pregnancy right now was a very bad idea.

The day I ovulated ( I have a strict 28 day schedule) My fiancée and I had sex and the condom fell off at a very inopportune time. Obviously years of practice does NOT always make perfect. I brushed it aside and forgot about it.

Five days later, during a massive heat wave, my breasts started getting weird looking and hurting incredibly. (they are large to begin with but my nipples were doing weird things!) I passed it off to the heat. I couldn't even walk down stairs or shower with out pain. Then I started with the vomiting, nausea, sleepiness, and other strange symptoms. I had a metallic taste in my mouth that would not go away, spit started pooling in my mouth, and I cried at TV commercials It hit me that I must be pregnant. My period was due in three days.

After deciding this is not what I wanted if it was indeed a pregnancy I started researching on the Internet. The day my period was due I was so sick I couldn't keep down any food or wear a bra. I found this site and decided to try its method. I took my first preg test and it was negative. The symptoms persisted.
I used 400 Mg of Dong Quai with 1000 mg of Vitamin C with Rose Hips {Note: products with rose hips should be avoided as they contain bio-flavenoids and work to prevent miscarriage}. I bought these at a GROCERY STORE. This, every four hours. I made tea with parsley from my garden and Ginger root from an oriental grocery. I sipped the tea almost constantly. It calmed my stomach.

Just for the heck of it I ate a whole pineapple too. I was amazed it stayed down since I had been able to get a thing to stay down in three days. I picked at the pineapple here and there and had a few saltines.

24 hours later with no sleep to mention, still no period. Now I was officially late by one day. I know this isn't too late, but my symptoms were so extreme I couldn't be imagining this. And I've been like clock work for 15 years. I awoke Sunday morning with no period, took my herbs and ate some pineapple. then I got into bed, laid down and concentrated on getting my period. I read this page a few times and got some meditation ideas from other women in the same situation. I'm not a meditator or very spiritual, but I visualized my period starting. Then I dozed off.

I awoke about ten minutes later like someone had poked me in the side. I felt cramping. I checked, and I was bleeding! I continued the herbs in smaller doses and had some tea. My period was heavy and the cramps were blinding, but I made it through. I felt weak but relived and spent the day in bed. This morning I took the extra pregnancy test I was saving. It was positive. A positive pregnancy test even though I have my period! {Note: this is normal, it takes the pregnant hormones a few days to clear out of your system usually about 5 days maybe a week before pregnancy tests would be negative.}

Herbs are amazing! thank you soo much Sister Zeus and other woman for sharing!

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