How Can I Recover Emotionally After an Abortion?

Oct 23, 2023 | Abortion, Life Issues

Abortion can cause significant emotional consequences for some women, and how you react depends on various factors. Perhaps you were pressured to abort or have personal beliefs that conflict with abortion. 

Some women may experience adverse mental health effects after abortion, including depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation. Contact the 988 Lifeline for immediate, 24/7 support if you are in crisis. You matter, even when it seems difficult to carry on. 

Help and healing are possible if you are struggling after an abortion. We’ve compiled the tips below to assist you during your recovery:

1. Be Kind To Yourself

Abortion can be a traumatic event. You don’t deserve to punish yourself or suffer emotionally. Although it can be challenging, try to be kind to yourself. Healing isn’t linear; you may have bad days before experiencing good ones.

2. Seek Support

After abortion or pregnancy loss recovery is available at Sac Valley Women’s Health. You can find hope and encouragement by meeting with a trained patient advocate in post-abortion recovery. They can equip you with the tools you need to cope with emotional changes. Support groups may also be beneficial, and speaking with those who are also coping with a similar struggle may bring new understanding to your experience. 

3. Speak With Someone Who Cares

Talking to an empathetic family member or friend about your abortion allows you to share your feelings in a safe, supportive space. 

4. Participate in Self-Care Activities

Even simple things like walking or spending time with loved ones can be beneficial. You can also try these activities:

  • Journaling
  • Taking a short trip
  • Eating at your favorite restaurant
  • Listening to music

We’re Here for You

If you’ve experienced abortion, you may feel all alone. Sac Valley Women’s Health stands by your side and provides the compassionate support you deserve. 

Make an appointment today to learn about our free and confidential services.

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