Post Abortion Trauma is the negative psychological & emotional side effect that sometimes occurs after an abortion. The majority of women will have some type of negative emotion attached to their decision to end a pregnancy. Many experience feelings like grief, regret and shame. Many more will experience unexplained anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. There are more than 40 negative symptoms that are common among post-abortive women (and even men).
We want you to know that you are not alone in your feelings. Our center has trained advocates who have been where you are and who want to support you. We can help you navigate your feelings and set you on the road to healing. Contact us for a confidential one-on-one appointment or for more resources.
Common Symptoms After Abortion
Guilt & Regret
Depression & Anxiety
Bouts of Uncontrollable Crying
Anger & Rage
Acceptance of Abuse
Suicidal Thoughts & Self-Harm
Flashbacks & Nightmares
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Need to be in Control
Promiscuity & Sexual Dysfunction
Fears of Lost Fertility/ Replacement Child
Poor Bonding with Current and Future Children
Fear of Punishment
Spiritual Divorce from God
Feeling as Though You Cannot Forgive Yourself
While this list is comprehensive, it it not complete, if you are experiencing symptoms and need help, reach out today.