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May 20, 2021

Why You Need Support After Abortion

For too long, abortion has been politicized and polarized, ignoring the very women who are impacted and hurt along the way. Many women who have had abortions feel silenced from talking about their experiences, causing them to feel isolated and alone in any pain or regret they feel.

If you have an abortion in your past and are experiencing unexpected emotional distress, you are not alone.

It’s never too late to start your journey to recovery from a past abortion. Whether your abortion was yesterday or decades ago, there is healing and hope ahead of you.

Physical Side Effects

Abortion is a serious medical procedure and some women experience lasting physical side effects and long-term health conditions as a result of their abortions.

Some of the physical risks related to abortion include:

  • Pelvic Infection
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Blood Clots in the Uterus
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Cut or Torn Cervix
  • Perforation of the Uterus Wall
  • Anesthesia-Related Complications

If you’re experiencing any of the above side effects, contact your doctor today.

Emotional Side Effects

In addition to physical side effects, many women feel intense emotional pain in the wake of their abortions. The following feelings can be signs of trauma related to abortion:

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Regret
  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Avoidance of emotional attachments
  • Flashbacks
  • Substance abuse

While it might be tempting to ignore these feelings, it’s important to begin to process and heal from the trauma and pain.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, there is help available to you!

Support As You Heal From A Past Abortion

There’s no time like the present to seek healing from the trauma you’ve experienced related to abortion.

Many women keep their past abortions to themselves, not even telling those closest to them. While it can feel intimidating to begin to open up about your abortion experience, keeping it locked up will likely cause you to feel more alone and isolated.

Thankfully, there are safe, confidential, and judgment-free spaces created for you to process your feelings and experience.

Here at Woman’s New Life Clinic, we know every woman’s experience is unique and every woman processes her past differently. That’s why our licensed, professional counselors work with women one-on-one, creating customized plans to meet the needs and goals of each individual.

Your past is not your identity and there is healing on the horizon! Contact Woman’s New Life Clinic today to schedule your appointment.