A study revealed that a significant number of those experiencing reproductive loss exhibit signs of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. For many women, life is not the same after abortion.
If you’re experiencing difficulty adjusting to life after an abortion, you are not alone. Know that it is possible to have joy and hope again. We are here to help in your recovery journey.
Why Your Mental Health Matters
The World Health Organization defines mental health as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.”
Abortion can have long-lasting consequences for your mental health. How you feel mentally greatly impacts how you may feel physically and emotionally as well.
Talk to Those You Trust
You could be hesitant to share your abortion experience out of fear of what others will think. Confide in those you know will be there for you, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
It could be a friend, family member, or someone else you trust. It’s so important to talk through what you are experiencing emotionally after abortion and not bottle it in.
Simply talking it out will help you realize where you are in your journey and where you want to be.
Support After Abortion
Your journey after abortion is unique to you. Some women may feel emotions immediately, and others may not until months or years later.
At Waterlife Pregnancy Care Center, we offer individual or group settings depending on which you’re most comfortable with. We can assist you in finding support outside of your local area for increased confidentiality.
Your privacy is important to us. And as always, our services are private and are offered at no cost to you. We are here because we care about your happiness, health, and well-being. Contact us today to learn more about our post-abortion support.