Post-Abortion Healing

Are you suffering from a past abortion decision? Options for Women is here to provide you with post-abortion support. Whether your abortion was recent or years ago, you may still feel upset or remorseful about your decision. Just know that there is hope.

We understand that abortion can be an extremely traumatic experience, and as a result, some women and men suffer from post-abortion syndrome (PAS). The experience may leave you with some, or any of the following symptoms:

  • Shame/guilt/depression/emotional numbness/withdrawal
  • Intense grief/sadness/bouts of crying/reduced motivation/social isolation
  • Anger/rage/alcohol and drug use/low self esteem/eating disorders/suicidal thoughts
  • Nightmares/sleep disturbances/ feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Anxiety and panic attacks/flashbacks
  • Repeat crisis pregnancy/multiple abortions
  • Tolerate abusive relationships/relational problems/promiscuity or frigidness
  • Discomfort around babies and pregnant women
  • Need for a replacement baby/”perfect” mom pattern/over-achievement/co-dependency
  • Divide time into ‘before’ and ‘after’ abortion

 

You Are Not Alone… There Is Hope.

If you are looking to heal from an abortion experience, there are many post-abortion support programs to choose from. Support systems such as weekly group meetings, weekend retreats, one on one support, online chats, or internet message boards offer assistance to women and men in similar situations. Options for Women can help direct you to a program tailored to your specific needs.

To begin your journey of healing, contact us today.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.