Following an abortion, many women initially experience relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. However, for many women, the crisis is not over. Months, even years later, significant issues may develop. Women who have had an abortion may experience the following symptoms:
Remorse or regret
Loss of self-esteem or self-confidence
Feelings of isolation and loneliness
Sleep problems and bad dreams
Thoughts of suicide*
For those struggling with an abortion in their past, it is important to remember that you are not alone. If you or someone you know develops any of these symptoms, we can help.
*If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for support and assistance from a trained counselor. If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911.
Find Help, Healing,& Hope
Trauma from abortion is real, but you don’t have to face it alone.
Abiding Hope is a trusted, non-profit resource center for women and families, serving communities in Madison and North Buncombe Counties.
At Abiding Hope, we take into consideration the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
Abiding Hope, Inc does not offer abortions or referrals, STI testing, annual exams, birth control devices, mid-life services, mammograms or breast screenings, in-vitro fertilizations services, pre or post-natal care, treatment of infertility, or medical treatment.