Many women go into an abortion not understanding the emotional effects they will have to work through later in life. There are emotions like anger, sadness, deep regret, and grief to work through. If you’ve had an abortion and are struggling, hope and healing are possible.
It’s possible to recover emotionally after an abortion with the proper support. Here are some ways to begin. You are not alone.
Confront Your Emotions
The National Institutes of Health states that for women who have had an abortion, “abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness compared to women without a history of abortion.” They also say, “The abortion experience directly contributes to mental health problems for at least some women.”
Trauma is often involved in the aftermath of abortion for many women. Following a traumatic event, people may experience:
- Physical symptoms (headaches, nausea)
- Broken relationships
- Rollercoaster of emotions
Confronting your emotions is not easy but worth it in the long run. It’s important not to keep pushing your feelings down as your physical and mental state work together.
Seek the professional help you need if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above. We can help!
Where Do I Get Support?
Our compassionate LaVie Pregnancy Care Center team cares about helping women through their post-abortion recovery journey.
We offer an after-abortion recovery program to women who need the tools to recover. You may be experiencing feelings of guilt, shame, and grief which can become a heavy burden to carry.
There is hope and healing. Courageously face the hurts of your past and work with other women who have made the same choice in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
Contact us today to begin your journey of healing.