Recovering emotionally after an abortion can be an ever-changing journey. Whether you feel anguish, loss, confusion, or other emotions, you’re not the only one.
Some women may experience decreased self-esteem, grief, or depression, especially if they previously struggled with their mental health.
The good news is that recovery is possible with the proper support and resources. Regardless of your experience, know that hope and healing can be found.
GIVE YOURSELF TIME AND SPACE
Going through an abortion can be a profoundly emotional experience, and it’s important to remember that healing takes time. Allow yourself to grieve, process your emotions, and feel whatever comes up without judgment.
Remember that acknowledging your emotions is the first step to a healthier outlook.
Take the time to reflect on your thoughts and feelings. This may include journaling, meditation, or simply spending time in nature.
It’s okay not to have all the answers right away, and it’s essential to be patient with yourself as you navigate this emotional process.
GET HELP FROM YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM
You don’t have to go through the emotional recovery process alone. Reach out to your support system, which may include trusted friends, family, or a partner. Talk to them about your feelings, and don’t hesitate to ask for help when needed.
Surrounding yourself with understanding and compassionate individuals can give you the emotional, non-judgemental support you need during this challenging time.
If you’re uncomfortable talking to people in your immediate circle, consider seeking support from a therapist or counselor.
At Hope Women’s Center, we partner with licensed professional counselors who can help you work through the complex emotions that may arise after an abortion. Individual and group post-abortion counseling is available for those struggling to cope with their experience.
You are worth it. It’s okay to seek help; this step can be essential to your healing journey.
SEEK POST-ABORTIVE CARE
Remember that healing is a process, and it’s okay to take as much time as you need to work through your emotions and come to a place of peace and acceptance.
At Hope Women’s Center, we are here to support you on your journey to emotional recovery after an abortion.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment! You don’t have to navigate this alone.