How Will Abortion Affect Me Mentally?

Whether you recognize it or not, your mental health steers the ship of your life, even affecting your physical health. Abortion can affect your mental health.

The CDC 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.”

Stats on Mental Health After Abortion

A study shared and concluded that for some women, abortion “caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated” their mental health significantly. It showed that immediately following the abortion, women said they felt relief.

In this study, the other mental health problems that were connected to a woman’s abortion included the following:

  • Relationship problems
  • Substance misuse
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Before A Pregnancy Decision

To understand your pregnancy options, first understand your pregnancy details. You will want to know how far along you are, confirm viability (if there is a detectable heartbeat), and the location of your pregnancy (whether it’s growing within the uterus). An ultrasound is necessary to confirm these essential details.

Schedule a no-cost and confidential pregnancy test and ultrasound appointment with us today.

If you need a non-judgmental place to process, talk to us today. Our staff is here to listen and help you process your choice.

A Safe Place to Talk

If you’ve already had an abortion and need a safe place to talk and receive support, we offer an 8-week course designed to bring healing to women who have had abortions in the past. You are not alone.

Surrendering the Secret offers a non-judgmental place to talk with other women who understand. We have trained advocates available to help you begin this healing journey.

Contact us for more information. We’re here for you wherever you are on your journey.

*Our center does not perform or refer for abortions*