Here’s my situation.
I woke up a few days ago after having really weird, mad dreams. A few days prior, I had been feeling restless, so I was anticipating my monthly was due. I had a sore chest and back aches. You know what I mean. My dates are normally bang on and never late. I went into work, and during lunch break popped into my local chemist and thought, “Body acting weird. Pregnancy test.” I opted for the clear blue – the digital one and discreetly followed the instructions. I watched the timer going round and round. It felt like years passed. Then, with shock and horror, I saw I was pregnant – about two or three weeks. I knew I had unprotected sex in early August, but thought I wouldn’t get pregnant!
I normally eat really healthy, like an apple or toast for breakfast, feta cheese salad for lunch and a healthy meal in the evening. But again, for the last 72 hours, my body was just all over the place.
So there I was at work, thinking I’m pregnant! This was totally not the right time. I’m career-minded, very financially independent and well come out of a divorce -- not good. I booked myself in for a self-referral termination, which I would never suggest for anyone to do. But it is up to the individual. I went in there on my own and it was very daunting. There were religious people outside protesting the whole process. I am the sort of person who will not even take headache pills, let alone go this route! I don’t have any children and am in my mid 30s.
I had a scan done, but nothing showed up. The girl did three pregnancy tests which were all positive. But remember, this was really, really early!
I went home after a two-hour process and made the relevant choices for termination. I was due to have it two weeks thereafter.
I just pottered about at home, then I thought about looking it up on the Internet and came across a website that suggested parsley tea. Parsley. It’s midnight. Where can I go and get parsley from? Then I remembered I had some chopped flat leaf parsley in the freezer. I just got a handful of chopped, frozen parsley in a soup bowl and poured kettle water into it and drank it. I repeated the process three times and read a little. My mind was all over the place.
The following morning. I saw some pinkish spotting, but not enough to think the parsley worked. So, I drank some more of the tea and within an hour, my bleeding increased . I wasn’t having many cramps, but felt like I was on my period. I got major headaches and felt sick. I put it purely down to the hormones and the excessive amount of parsley tea I was consuming.
It did work. I still continued to drink the parsley tea, just ensuring I put some more parsley into the mug/bowl, and carried on. Within 24 hours, blood and clots passed through. I drank a couple of mugs a couple of days ago and some yesterday. My bleeding has stopped and the pregnancy test shows negative. My chest is back to normal and well, I’m still going in for relevant tests/check ups to ensure that everything is OK.
In my head, I was a week late, not three weeks and not three months. So this process suited me. It was emotionally stressful because I really couldn’t tell my friends or talk to anyone.
So to sum things up. I would not recommend anyone doing this at a later stage of pregnancy, but I knew that this was only for assisting a late period as it opens up the uterus. But it does work. My body is back to normal and my pregnancy test shows negative.
I am really, really upset that these forums are up and people have access to this information and will attempt to try this. It could potentially harm their own bodies. We should all be responsible for our actions, etc . On the flip side of things, I do not know if I could have coped through the whole medical process as it would have really messed me up mentally. I have treated this since I was just a few days late and wanted to kickstart my period.