How Can I Recover Emotionally After an Abortion?

No matter how you thought you’d emotionally react to abortion, no formula could have predicted how this procedure would impact you.

Whether you are experiencing anxiety, grief, loss, or just negative mental health, it’s essential to recognize your feelings are valid and take steps to find healing.

The good news is that you are not alone. Other women have experienced negative mental health impacts after an abortion and have found healing. You don’t have to go through it alone – taking steps to find healing can make a huge difference.

Read this article for information on potential resources and steps you can take to find emotional wholeness again.

Give Yourself Time and Space

After an abortion, it’s common not to immediately feel like your old self. Avoid setting a deadline for your healing journey since everyone’s timeline is unique. 

Give yourself time and space to process your experience and prioritize your mental health.

Seek Post-Abortive Care 

While having a personal support system is crucial, you may need to seek professional help after an abortion. 

Processing this experience with a trained counselor who understands the impact of difficult experiences on your brain and thought patterns can be incredibly beneficial.

If you are faith-based, you might consider contacting your church, synagogue, or place of worship for counseling. Alternatively, consider seeing a therapist or professional counselor.

How Crossroads Can Help

Here at Crossroads Women’s Center, we can help you find post-abortive support in a safe, peer-supported space. We offer tips for self-care and after-abortion support programs, including after-abortion healing retreats.

It’s important to remember you’re not alone, and we’re here to help. If you’re interested in starting your healing journey, please don’t hesitate to contact us at one of our locations today for a no-cost appointment.