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For many women, experiencing an abortion can be very emotionally difficult. Some women may experience trauma following the abortion. It is important to remember that you are not alone! There is help available that can assist you during this difficult journey. 

What Is Emotional Trauma?

According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is “an emotional response to a terrible event.” Trauma isn’t just limited to natural disasters or accidents. It can be experienced by anyone, regardless of their gender, race, or background. 

After a traumatic event, someone may experience:

  • Shock
  • Denial
  • Unpredictable emotions
  • Strained relationships
  • Flashbacks
  • Physical symptoms (headaches, nausea)

If you believe you are experiencing these emotions following an abortion, it is crucial that you seek the care and mental health support that you need. Speaking with a trusted professional will help you to sort through these feelings and heal. At Loving Choices Pregnancy Center, we offer a confidential abortion recovery program and walk alongside you during the healing process.

What Things Can I Do to Help Myself Heal?

It is vital to seek professional help as soon as possible. You deserve healing and peace! Maintaining your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health, especially if you are struggling emotionally after an abortion. 

Some actions that you may feel are helpful include:

  • Avoiding alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
  • Volunteering and staying involved in your community
  • Engaging in deep breathing techniques and meditation
  • Participating in physical activities
  • Using calming techniques
  • Talking with others about your feelings
  • Getting plenty of sleep and eating well

Where Can I Go if I’m Considering Abortion?

If you want to learn more about how abortion may impact your mental health, contact us today. We can speak with you about what to expect, as well as discuss your options

If you have already had an abortion, know that we are there for you. You don’t have to sort through your feelings alone! Regardless of your income level or situation, all of our services are free and confidential. 

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