You may feel stuck in a sea of emotions for months or even years now. You are not alone, and recovery is possible. With the right support system and steps, you can recover emotionally after abortion.
In this blog, we introduce you to some ways to get started…
There Is Support
First, know that you are not alone in this journey. First Care Clinic offers compassionate care and support. You may not know where to begin, and that’s ok. We are here for you.
Talk to our team today to learn your first step and start your journey of recovery. Our support is completely free and confidential.
Know Your Emotions are Valid
Maybe you felt like a weight was lifted after your abortion, but soon after you were overwhelmed with feelings of regret, loss, grief, sadness, and anger. A study revealed that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.
Other common emotional side effects of abortion include:
- Emotional pain
- Anger or rage
- Suicidal impulses
- Self-destructive behavior
Every woman’s abortion experience is different but many women share similar emotional side effects. Your first step to recovering emotionally after abortion is recognizing the emotions you’re feeling are valid.
Once you acknowledge your emotions and that they are valid, it’s easier to face them one by one. You can do this.
Confiding in someone else and receiving support is the only way forward. We are stronger together. Often life after abortion for women is not the same, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Our team can help you work through the emotional side effects of abortion. There is hope.
Contact us today to learn more.