The stress and anxiety that come from the fear of making the wrong pregnancy decision are real. Often, the stress can be overwhelming. Depression is one of the many potential side effects of abortion. 

A study published by the British Journal of Psychiatry noted that abortion is associated with increased risks of psychological problems resulting from the procedure. If you are worried about the side effects of abortion and know you are not ready to parent, adoption could be the best pregnancy option for you. Quite possibly, adoption could help prevent mental health complications.

Side Effects of Abortion

Along with depression, there are many other potential side effects of abortion including the following:

  • Severe abdominal cramps
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tender breasts
  • Heavy Fatigue
  • Fever 

These side effects are present for both the abortion pill and surgical abortions. Because abortion is a serious medical procedure, all side effects and risks should be taken into consideration prior to the procedure.

Risks of Abortion

Every type of abortion poses several risks. The risks of a surgical abortion include perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, scar tissue on the uterine wall, and infection. 

Common risks of medical abortion (the abortion pill) include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort. The abortion pill is only available to those within their first ten weeks of pregnancy. 

Is Adoption For You?

If you are concerned about abortion’s effect on your mental or physical health, and you feel you are not ready to parent, it would be beneficial to consider adoption. There is more than one adoption plan to choose from. You can choose an open, closed, or semi-open adoption, based on what kind of relationship you want with your child and the adoptive family. 

Contact us today to learn more about the adoption plan that aligns with your desires.
Prior to making a final pregnancy decision, confirm your pregnancy with free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasound at our center. This will confirm what options you are eligible for. Schedule an appointment to talk to us today. We are looking forward to speaking with you.