How to Recover Emotionally After An Abortion

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This woman is wondering how to recover emotionally after an abortion.

Are you struggling emotionally after an abortion? Abortion is a serious procedure with common physical and emotional effects. A study revealed that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.

Maybe it feels like you are stuck and can’t seem to overcome the emotional turmoil. You are not alone in your abortion recovery journey. It is possible to experience hope and peace again. Here are ways to begin your road to recovery.

1. Acknowledge Your Emotions

The emotions you could be experiencing at the moment are valid and normal after having such a traumatic procedure done. It’s important to face these emotions and work through them with someone you trust. Give yourself lots of grace as you navigate through each one, as it may come in waves. 

Common Post-Abortion Feelings/Tendencies

  • Sadness or Sorrow
  • Feeling of Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Regret or Guilt
  • Emotional Pain
  • Nightmares
  • Anger or Rage
  • Suicidal Impulses
  • Self-destructive Behavior

2. Find Support

You may have felt relief at the moment after abortion, but now you are experiencing sadness, grief, loss, and regret during your everyday life. You are not alone. There are so many people willing to come alongside you in this recovery journey – including our team at BsideU for Life. Simply talking in a safe place, no matter how long it’s been since having an abortion, will start the healing process. 

3. Help After Abortion

Healing is possible after abortion. Though it is difficult to face, you will thank yourself later for saying yes to the journey. We have created a post-abortion study to help women recover emotionally after an abortion.

Our post-abortion study consists of small groups of women and separate small groups of men participating in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Trained facilitators will help you through an 8-week study and offer any support you need along the way.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to start your road to recovery today.