Post Abortion/Miscarriage

Post Abortions & Miscarriages

Pregnancy loss is an experience involving grief and pain. Such a loss, whatever the cause, miscarriage, still birth, infertility or an abortion is an ordeal which should not be ignored or denied.

Pregnancy Support Center provides resources to recovery to those struggling with healing through peer-counseling. For those who took part in their loss through elective abortion, the effects can be called Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome.

Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PAS) is similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. The process of making an abortion choice, experiencing the procedure and living with the grief, pain and regret is certainly, at its very core, traumatic. As with any trauma, individuals often try to “forget” the ordeal and deny or ignore any pain that may result.

Pregnancy Support Center provides resources to aid in the after-abortion process.

The symptoms of post abortion syndrome will not necessarily appear at the same time, nor is it likely that any woman will experience the entire list. Some may occur immediately after an abortion and others much later. If you can identify with more than two of the symptoms below, it could be that you are experiencing post-abortion syndrome:

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Psychological “numbing”
  • Depression and thoughts of suicide
    • – Sad mood
    • – Sudden and uncontrollable crying episodes
    • – Deterioration of self-concept
    • – Reduced motivation
    • – Disruption in interpersonal relationships
    • – Thoughts of suicide
  • Anniversary syndrome
  • Re-experiencing the abortion
  • Preoccupation with becoming pregnant again
  • Anxiety over fertility and childbearing issues
  • Interruption of the bonding process with present and/or future children
  • Survival guilt
  • Development of eating disorders
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Other self-punishing or self-degrading behaviors

Things to think about…

The symptoms of post abortion syndrome will not necessarily appear at the same time, nor is it likely that any woman will experience the entire list to the right. Some may occur immediately after an abortion and others much later.

If you can identify with more than two of the symptoms to the right, it could be that you are experiencing post-abortion syndrome:

Pregnancy Support Center can help you deal with these symptoms. Call for an appointment today.

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