Having a hard time dealing with your abortion? We can help.
It is not uncommon to feel relieved after an abortion. There is no longer a pregnancy consuming your thoughts. You can return to her normal life. But sometimes months, or even years later, you begin to think a lot about the abortion in your past.
Frequent Symptoms of Post-Abortion Syndrome
The following is a partial list of many of the feelings and symptoms that women who have had abortions in the past have reported feeling:
- Feeling “Numb”
- Thoughts of Suicide
- Dreams Associated with the Loss
- Workaholic/Supermom Tendencies
- Fertility Issues
- Unresolved Grief
- Overprotective Parenting
- Survival Guilt
- Self-Abusive Behaviors (Drugs, Alcohol, Eating Disorders, Cutting)
- Anniversary Reaction
All of these symptoms after abortion should be taken seriously. If you have had an abortion in the past and are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us. You are not alone. You need to talk to someone, and we can help.
Post-Abortion Recover: Hearts at Rest
Here at Family Life Services, we know that this process of healing is not easy, but the burden should be shared. Our Hearts at Rest Program will provide you with a safe, confidential environment to share the pain of past abortions, deal with the grief and shame, and experience forgiveness. We are willing to meet with you individually or in an interactive group setting to work through the emotional distress of undergoing an abortion. Make an appointment to share your pain and begin the process of healing and forgiveness.
Many pregnancies end in natural miscarriage, but that doesn’t make the loss any less painful. Such a loss, whatever the cause – miscarriage, still birth, or infertility – is an ordeal that should not be ignored or denied. Family Life Services provides resources to those struggling with pregnancy loss through peer-counseling and healing programs. Make an appointment today to speak with someone about your loss and begin the healing process.
Questions you may have after an abortion
If you have had an abortion, you may be struggling with feelings of loss and depression. Here are some questions that other women have had:
- Why do I feel this way?
- Does anyone really understand what I’m going through?
- How can I start the healing process?
- Why do I still think about my abortion?
- Why am I so ashamed?
- Why didn’t anyone tell me it would be like this?
- How do other people get through this?
- Do I need someone to talk to?
Family Life Services can help you answer these questions. We can also connect you with other women who have made this choice and are feeling the same way you do. Make an appointment today to begin the healing process.