How Will I Feel After an Abortion?
It can be difficult to predict how you’ll feel after an abortion, and your experience can be impacted by factors like a previous history of mental health conditions, outside pressure to abort, and your personal or religious beliefs.
One study showed that abortion is associated with increased rates of mental illness. The National Library of Medicine also states that some women experience mental health issues like anxiety or depression following an abortion. While this doesn’t guarantee that you will struggle emotionally, you owe it to yourself to consider your physical and mental well-being.
your Healing Journey
Self-care is crucial during this time. Do things you enjoy, such as having dinner with friends or taking a weekend trip. Even the smallest things can feel like a big victory when healing, and participating in everyday life will remind you that happiness is still possible.
Most importantly, don’t be afraid to seek professional counseling from someone trained in post-abortion healing. Grief is complex, and equipping yourself with the proper tools can make all the difference. We’d be happy to connect you with reputable counselors and therapists in the area.
Recovering from an abortion looks different for everyone. You may feel relief, sadness, or even grief. These are all normal feelings and can appear a short time or even years after the procedure.
Know that you deserve healing and comfort. Our center provides free and confidential post-abortion coaching in a supportive environment. We can refer you to doctors and offer the support you need. You don’t need to experience this journey alone.
Recovery can be difficult, but it is achievable. We’re here for you when you need us most. Contact Pregnancy Options Center of Warren County today to learn how we can help you, no matter where you are with your unexpected pregnancy.