If you just recently had an abortion, it’s important to allow your body to heal. Get plenty of rest and follow any post-procedure instructions. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you are experiencing pain, fever, nausea or bleeding, or if something just doesn’t “feel right.”
It is also important to care for yourself emotionally. The effects of an abortion can vary for each woman, depending on many factors, including her age, abortion circumstances, stage of pregnancy at the time of abortion and religious beliefs.
Many women experience initial relief that the crisis is over, hoping that life will return to normal. And sometimes it does. However, it’s not uncommon for women to experience difficult emotions after their abortion. Sometimes these emotions occur shortly after the procedure, but they might also take months, or even years, to surface.
Women who have experienced abortion may develop the following symptoms or emotions:
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Eating Disorder
- Difficulty Bonding with Partner or Children
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, Pregnancy Care Center offers confidential, compassionate support designed to help women work through these feelings. You are not alone.
If you wish to begin the healing process from a past abortion (or abortions), we offer one-on-one and group classes and workshops, free of charge. Deciding to seek help may be one of the toughest decisions you have to make, but it may be one of the best.
For more information regarding how abortion affects everyone, check out our JUST 2° site.
Call our center for more information, to make an appointment to speak with a client advocate or sign up for our next class. You can also email the PASS team leader at PASS@PregnancyCareCenter.com.
Forgotten Fatherhood (Post-Abortive Resources for Men)
The impact of abortion on a man can depend upon the role he may have played in that abortion. Each man has his own unique story, but there are some common elements.
Perhaps you encouraged the abortion or maybe you were opposed to the procedure and tried to talk her out of it. Maybe you felt you had no say. Perhaps you were neutral on the subject and didn’t care either way. Maybe you weren’t even told about the pregnancy until after the abortion took place.
Abortion changes every life it touches, including the father. Men can be “Post-Abortive” and may struggle with emotional and psychological effects. There is hope for healing.
You can contact the National Helpline for Abortion Recovery at 1.866.482.LIFE for 24/7 confidential and immediate care.
Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss Support
The heartbreak of miscarriage or any pregnancy loss is too often dismissed. Our Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss support service is centered around a loving environment that allows the grieving process to take place in order to find healing and hope.
Call our center for more information, to make an appointment to speak with a client advocate, or sign up for the next session.