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If you are struggling with the aftermath of abortion, you are not alone.

Studies have shown that women who have had an abortion have an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidences could be attributed to abortion.

A compilation of studies identified certain risk factors for experiencing mental health issues after an abortion, including:

  • Feeling pressured into an abortion
  • Having existing maternal desires
  • Having conflicting moral beliefs
  • Having a history of mental health issues

Experts agree that at least some women do experience negative mental health issues after an abortion.

Will I Struggle Emotionally Right After an Abortion?

Some women do, and some women don’t. A sense of relief can follow abortion or feelings of loss, sadness, or guilt.

Research shows that many women do not immediately experience emotional reactions. For some, it can occur months or years later.

Where Can I Find Help?

Depending on the severity of your emotional state, there are several options:

  1. Start by talking with a trusted friend or family member and share your feelings.
  2. Most communities have qualified counselors and therapists. A growing number of professionals are also available online.
  3. If you attend a place of worship, there may be someone you can speak with confidentially.
  4. Visit Bella Women’s Center for post-abortion counseling.

Bella Women’s Center provides counseling for women who are struggling with a past abortion. If you need assistance with your healing journey, contact us today.

If you think you might be pregnant, we also offer free pregnancy testing. If your test is positive, our trained medical professionals can provide a free ultrasound.

We will give you comprehensive information on all your options. We care about you and your well-being.

Important note: If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. They can get you the immediate assistance you need.

Know my state.
Know my options.