Recovering from a Past Abortion
Abortion impacts a variety of people, from those who have had abortions personally, to individuals who have been part of an abortion decision or know someone who has. Each person’s experience walking through abortion is unique, which means that every individual will manage the physical and emotional recovery in a distinctly personal and often varied manner. Sometimes we respond more emotionally than we anticipate, and there can be a significant struggle to achieve emotional healing. If this describes you, there is hope! The proper support system and recovery sessions can help you make sense of what you’re feeling, and our post-abortion support can help you find peace in your decision.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, 24 percent of US women will have an abortion by age 45. If you or someone you care about has experienced abortion in the past, feelings of regret or depression can unexpectedly surface. To determine if a past abortion is impacting your life, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you feel reluctant to talk about abortion, or do you feel guilt, anger, or sorrow when discussing your own abortion?
- Do you have lingering feelings of resentment or anger toward people involved in your abortion decision?
- Are you dealing with excessive anxiety, sadness, or anger?
- Do you tend to think of your life in terms of before and after the abortion?
- Do you have nightmares or flashbacks related to your abortion?
- Have you started using or increased your use of drugs or alcohol since the abortion?
- Have you developed an eating disorder?
If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you may want to consider seeking post-abortion support. You can talk to us about your feelings and your struggles in a safe and supportive environment. We will not judge, and we will not share your information with anyone. We only want to give you the support you need to find peace. If you are interested in finding out more about our post-abortion support, feel free to reach out to us.