Hold On Pain Ends

After an Abortion . . .

Emotional and Psychological Impact

Following an abortion, many women experience initial relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For some women, however, the crisis is not over. Months and even years later, significant problems can develop.

Women who have experienced an abortion may develop the following symptoms:

  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Difficulty Bonding with Partner or Children
  • Eating Disorders

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we can provide referrals to a counselor in the area who can help you or someone you know work through your feelings. You are not alone.

Deciding to seek help may be one of the toughest decisions you have to make, but it may be one of the best.

To talk to someone about issues from a past abortion, please call us. All calls are confidential.

This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

4 replies
  1. Kate Hansen
    Kate Hansen says:

    It’s good to know that you might experience guilt and grief after getting an abortion. My sister was telling me last night about how she wants to look into getting one, and I want to make sure that I can support her with her decision. I’ll keep this information in mind once she gets one so that I know how to help her in case she experiences any of these symptoms.

  2. Eve Mitchell
    Eve Mitchell says:

    Thank you for mentioning that some women deal with anxiety after an abortion. I’m 12 weeks pregnant, and I was just informed that my child will be stillborn. I’m heartbroken, but I know that abortion would help keep me healthy and end the suffering of my child.

    • Tammy Leake
      Tammy Leake says:

      Eve, we’re so sorry to hear about your loss. We have some additional information that may be helpful. Please get in touch if you’d like to.


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