Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions after your abortion? You are not alone. Studies show both medical and surgical abortion procedures come with physical, social, and psychological side effects.
Maybe you didn’t expect to have so much regret, guilt, or anxiety after the procedure, and you need help recovering.
Or maybe it’s been years since your abortion, and you still can’t seem to get past it. You can recover with the right tools and support! It’s never too late.
Emotional Effects of Abortion
Ending a pregnancy can be a stressful and emotional life event that perhaps you were unprepared for. There is a wide range of psychological and emotional responses from abortion.
Some women feel a sense of relief afterward, while others may experience many negative emotions.
A pregnancy loss leads to an interruption in the hormone cycle. Negative emotions after an abortion can also be due to hormonal changes. Common negative feelings you may encounter include:
- Remorse or regret
- Loss of self-esteem or self-confidence
- Feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Sleep problems and nightmares
- Relationship problems
- Thoughts of suicide
If you are experiencing any thoughts of suicide or self-harm, don’t hesitate to seek urgent help. Many things make coping difficult after an abortion, especially if you feel alone in your healing journey.
If you have previous issues, such as a sense of isolation or prior history of mental health problems, there may be a higher chance of depression you’re experiencing.
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We’ve provided a safe, confidential place to process all your thoughts and emotions. Talk to us today to connect to tools that can help you in your recovery journey. Hope and healing is possible!