Recovering From an Abortion
Research shows that many women find it difficult to get past an abortion. Are you struggling with a past abortion? The questions below can help you find out whether or not this is the case.
Checklist to Consider:
- After abortion, do you find yourself struggling to turn off feelings concerning your abortion(s), perhaps telling yourself over and over to forget it?
- Do you change the subject in conversations that deal with the topic of abortion?
- Do you ever struggle with feelings of forgiveness towards yourself or others regarding your abortion(s)?
- Are you affected by physical reminders of your abortion(s) i.e., babies, pregnant women, baby clothes or are you uncomfortable around children?
- Are there certain times of year when you find yourself depressed, sick or accident prone such as the anniversary date of the abortion or the month of the would-be birth date?
- Have you experienced substantial increase in drug or alcohol use or any self-destructive behavior (e.g. eating disorders, abusive relationships, increased sexual activity)?
- Have you experienced periods of prolonged depression or had any suicidal thoughts since your abortion?
- Do you find yourself wishing that you could talk to someone about your abortion experience?
- If a program were available to help you work through your abortion experience, would you attend?
Remember, you are not alone. At First Care Women’s Center, we provide help, healing and hope for women struggling with a past abortion. If you are looking to move on from your past, contact one of our four locations in Palm Beach County to set up your free and confidential appointment.
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