Are you struggling after an abortion? Unsure how to work through all the side effects? You are not alone. An abortion can come with lots of side effects, physical and emotional. When you don’t know what to do next, Ivy Women’s Center is here to support you.
If you are unsure what your next step is after finding yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, we also provide support, early pregnancy health care services, and educational resources. All these can be useful to process how you’re feeling and help you decide what is best for your future.
Emotional Effects of Abortion
The National Library of Medicine shares, “…abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness compared to women without a history of abortion.” This study concludes that “some women have significant mental health issues caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”
The Cleveland Clinic reveals commonly experienced emotions, include:
Talking to a trusted physician or pregnancy center is important to understand how abortion can impact your emotional health.
We offer a safe and supportive environment to process your feelings and struggles related to your abortion. We will never share your information with anyone. Our goal is to offer the support you need to find peace, in an environment you can trust.
Every woman’s experience after abortion is different, but many struggle with processing the lasting emotional effects. Some women are surprised by the emotions they experience, which can make it difficult to achieve the healing they desire.
In addition to women who have had abortions, individuals who were part of the decision or who know someone who has had an abortion may also be impacted emotionally.
At Ivy Women’s Center, our post-abortion support program can help you find peace to move forward with your healing. Schedule a free and confidential appointment to talk with one of our caring client advocates today.