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Abortion Recovery

An abortion can affect people in different ways. Some people feel the impact of abortion right away, others may not experience the effects for years.

Post-Abortion Syndrome is a form of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) that is specific to those who’ve been affected by abortion.  The psychological after-effects of abortion can vary, if you are experiencing two or more of the following, it could mean that it is time to reach out for help.

Guilt – This could include thinking future bad events will happen because you believe you deserve it.

Anxiety/Depression – This can manifest in symptoms such as anxiety attacks, lack of concentration, trouble sleeping, dizziness, upset stomach, headaches, feelings of hopelessness & despair. You may tend to avoid things you once found enjoyable.

Anniversary Reminders – This includes the emotional impact of potential due dates or the date of the abortion.

Flashbacks – Triggers can cause you to relive the abortion experience and the emotions that went along with it. For example, this can occur when a sound resembles one heard in the abortion room.

Pregnancy – Some women feel a strong urge to get pregnant again to replace the child lost by abortion.

Pervasive Fears – Examples could include the fear that children birthed before or after the abortion might die or fear of infertility due to the abortion procedure.

Eating Disorders – As life is feeling out of control, some struggle with anorexia/bulimia to maintain a sense of control.

Alcohol & Drug Use – Substances are used to numb the feelings and escape the memories of the abortion.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may want to talk to someone who has been through an abortion. Consider joining this free online abortion recovery group for additional support.

Click here to take a PTSD Assessment Test

Abortion Pill Reversal

If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill (Mifeprex or RU-486) and you regret your decision, you may be able to reverse the effects. There could still be a chance to continue your pregnancy with a process called Abortion Pill Reversal.  To find out more information and/or to connect with a medical provider in your area visit

Call us at 1-800-452-4533, or email us, if you need to speak with someone or have questions.