Post Abortion Help
You may be surprised that you are feeling regret after an abortion. It’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences and emotions surrounding abortion are unique, and it’s completely normal to have a wide range of feelings afterward. It’s crucial to prioritize self-care and seek support during this time. Here are a few suggestions that may help you cope with your feelings:
Reach out for support: Consider confiding in a trusted friend, family member, or partner who can provide emotional support. Sharing your feelings and experiences with someone who understands and listens without judgment can be therapeutic.
Seek professional help: If you find it challenging to cope with your emotions, reaching out to a therapist, counselor, or support group specializing in post-abortion care. These professionals can help you navigate your feelings and provide guidance on how to move forward. We offer one on one support from a post-abortive woman who has walked your path before. She can help you navigate the turmoil you may feel.
Men also can experience feelings of regret for the part they may have played in an abortion decision, or perhaps because they were not given a voice in the abortion decision. We have male advocates who are available to meet with these men and help them sort through their feelings.
Allow yourself to grieve: Give yourself permission to grieve and process your emotions. Allow yourself to feel whatever comes up, whether it’s sadness, guilt, or confusion. It’s okay to take the time you need to heal.
Practice self-care: Engage in activities that promote your well-being and self-care. This can include exercise, hobbies, spending time in nature, journaling, or engaging in relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises. Taking care of yourself physically and emotionally is important during this healing process.
Remember, healing takes time, and everyone’s journey is different. If your feelings of regret persist or become overwhelming, it’s essential to seek professional help from a therapist or counselor who can provide specialized support tailored to your needs. We offer a 24-hour helpline so feel free to contact us at any time to schedule an appointment with our after-abortion support person.