Although women who choose abortion may experience immediate relief, some women can have negative emotional and psychological effects within a few months or even years later. This occurrence is called "post-abortion syndrome" (or PAS).
THE MOST COMMON SYPMTOMS OF PAS ARE:
- Anniversary grief
- Suicidal thoughts
- Flashbacks of the abortion
- Relationship problems
- Psychological "numbing"
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Sexual dysfunction
- Difficulty in bonding with children
- Preoccupation with becoming pregnant again
- Eating disorders
- Self-punishing or self-degrading behavior
WE CAN HELP
If your abortion is still on your mind and heart, please come in or set up an appointment to come in and talk to one of our abortion recovery peer counselors. We offer compassionate post-abortion recovery support in small group settings or one-on-one peer counseling sessions. Please don't hesitate to call us today. (All services are free and confidential.)
THERE IS HOPE AND HEALING