You may feel regret, grief, sadness, or even anger right now as you face the emotions that come after an abortion. The first step to recovering emotionally after an abortion is to talk to someone you trust who offers professional support.

Recovery is not an easy road, but it’s one worth taking as joy and hope are possible to experience again. At Women’s Care Medical Center, we are here to assist you in getting there.

Mental Health After Abortion

You are not alone in your struggle; many women have walked where you are now. 

According to a recent study, mental health conditions were common in women who experience this type of loss, including subsequent relationship problems, substance misuse, depression, suicidal ideation, and PTSD.’

The National Library of Medicine states, “…abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness compared to women without a history of abortion.” The study concluded that “some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”

The Cleveland Clinic states that commonly experienced emotions are:

  • Stress
  • Sadness
  • Guilt

How Do You Begin Recovery?

Our team is here for you if you are struggling after an abortion. We offer confidential, compassionate support designed to help you through this journey. Seeking help may be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make, but it may also be one of the most rewarding.

Since every woman experiences abortion differently, every woman has a unique path to travel. If you’re struggling to get over a past abortion decision, let’s talk. We offer a safe place to find closure. 

Take your first step by scheduling an appointment to talk. We can help you navigate all your questions, concerns, and emotions regarding your road to recovery. Healing is possible! You are stronger than you know.

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