After an abortion, it is normal to feel all types of emotions. Some women feel numb. Others feel regret. Some even feel relief. But, for many women, they experience a myriad of different emotions that can stick with them for years after the procedure.

Many women grieve an abortion similarly to the loss of anyone else in their lives, but because of the shame surrounding the abortion procedure, these women feel they need to suffer in silence. Many women don’t tell even those closest to them.

Common Experiences

It is common for a woman to feel deeply after a life-changing procedure, like an abortion.

Some common things that women experience include:

  • Depression
  • Regret
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Extreme loss
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks

Every woman’s experience is different and you may feel none or all of these effects. It does not matter if you recently had an abortion or it happened years ago, your feelings are still valid and you deserve to forgive yourself and heal from it.

We are Here to Help

If you or a loved one is struggling with a past abortion, New Day Women’s Clinic is here to help. We offer post-abortive care for individuals and in groups. We understand that this is a part of your journey. We want to provide a safe space where you can heal without judgment.

If you are concerned that someone may find out about your abortion by attending our individual or group sessions, we are happy to get you connected outside of your area. Our top priority is to make you feel comfortable and safe.

If you are interested in learning more about our abortion recovery support programs, reach out to us today. We want to help you along your journey toward healing and peace.