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If you have had an abortion and are suffering adverse effects, consider visiting A Woman’s Answer (AWA). We provide free and confidential post-abortion counseling to assist you in abortion recovery. Make an appointment to talk about your personal situation and discuss any problems you are encountering.
An abortion experience can be very traumatic for a woman. In the beginning, a woman may have a feeling of relief thinking that the “problem” has been resolved, but over time that sense of relief can be turned into negative emotions that have the potential of lingering for many years if they remain unresolved. The following list includes various emotions women have reported after having an abortion:
- Guilt or anger
- Sexual dysfunction
- Relationship problems
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Depression & Sadness
- Eating disorders
- Anxiety & Feelings of low self-esteem
- Suicidal thoughts
- Desire to avoid pregnant women and/or babies
- Recurring nightmares or flashbacks to the abortion experience
- Various types of addictive behaviors
Sometimes a woman chooses abortion because she feels it is the only option for an unplanned pregnancy. Other times, she is coerced into it by a friend or family member. Regardless of the reason, she is usually unprepared for the thoughts and feelings that emerge after the abortion procedure. This psychological response to abortion trauma can be compared to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experienced by soldiers in combat. The severity of stress is dependent on the woman’s age, the circumstances that led to the abortion, gestational age of the baby when it was aborted and the mother’s religious beliefs.
We want to help you “process” what happened to you during your abortion. You do not have to suffer alone! It is time that you have a real “choice;” one that brings you inner peace and healing and restores you spiritually from the after-effects of your abortion.
AWA is ready and willing to help you! We offer private one-on-one counselling with a trained staff member. We also can connect you with post-abortion support groups that will listen to your story in a non-judgmental environment. You can find true peace and healing from your abortion.