You are not alone in this.
It’s okay if you’re not okay after your abortion. Maybe everyone said an abortion would make the problem go away. It seemed like a decision that would solve the perceived problem of being pregnant and ultimately having a child, but many women who come to us tell us the trauma that followed their visit to the abortion clinic is far more painful than they were led to believe.
After an abortion, many women experience initial relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For many women, however, the crisis isn’t over. Months and even years later, significant problems develop. There is evidence that abortion is associated with decrease in long-term emotional and physical health. 35, 55
Women who have experienced abortion may develop the following:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Difficulty bonding with partner or children
- Eating disorders
Is this you or someone you know?
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, Gateway Women’s Care offers confidential, compassionate support groups designed to help you work through these feelings. We have post-abortion groups that are led by experienced, trained staff and volunteers who themselves have had abortions and can relate.
Call us today and we will connect you to someone who can start you on the path to recovery.
If you or someone you know is considering to get an abortion, please condsider all the abortions facts. Do your research, talk to someone who has “been there and done that”. Visit Gateway Women’s Care for abortion options counsel.
Call Gateway Women’s Care today at (919) 833-0096 Raleigh or (919) 251-9444 Durham.
35.Thorp JM, Hartmann KE, Shadigian E. Long term physical and psychological health consequences of induced abortion: review of the evidence. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2003;58(1):67-79.
55.Royal College of Psychiatrists. Position statement on women’s mental health in relation to induced abortion. March, 14 2008.