How Can I Recover Emotionally from an Abortion?

Abortion can be a difficult decision. Sometimes, women feel pressured into aborting when that would not be the choice they would typically make.

What Are Conditions That Often Cause Emotional Issues After Abortion?

If you’re struggling after an abortion, you are not alone. Researchers have found that women in the following situations are more at risk for negative mental health impacts after abortion.

  • They feel pressured to abort by family members or their partners.
  • They have existing maternal desires, making their pregnancies wanted.
  • They have a history of mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression.
  • They have conflicting moral beliefs about abortion but decide to abort anyway.

No matter your situation or story, it is possible to recover and heal. Help is available.

Where Can You Find Help For Your Emotional Needs?

If you have had an abortion and are struggling with your decision, here are a few suggestions for seeking help:

  1. Talk with someone you can trust. Seek a family member or friend and express your feelings and struggles. Talking about it can help you release stress.
  2. Find a local mental health professional or counselor. 
  3. Join a support group of women also healing after abortion.

In addition to seeking community to work through your feelings, practice self-care through nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Having a healthy routine can help your mental health.

If you are ever experiencing suicidal thoughts, call or text 988 to connect with someone using the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Spero Medical Can Help!

At Spero Medical, we can provide resources to assist women who are struggling emotionally after an abortion. These include local organizations and social service agencies.

Our experienced medical team can also provide a no-cost pregnancy test, ultrasound, and STI/STD testing and treatment. If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, Spero Medical can help you during this difficult time. 

Contact us today.