The decision to have an abortion was probably a difficult one for you and you may have felt that due to your circumstances, you had no choice at the time?
Immediately afterwards it is common to feel relief that the problem has gone but this can be replaced with unforseen emotional reactions. Painful feelings are pushed down in order to carry on. Often the abortion is a secret. You may be frightened of being judged or criticized. Even if family and friends do know, they may be unsure of how to react. They may feel they are supposed to ‘forgot all about it’ too.
This buried pain is sometimes called post abortion stress and may happen many years after the abortion. Does this sound like you? If you are suffering following an abortion, help is available.
We offer a ten step sensitive recovery programme in complete confidentiality. This is available in English and French. The programme helps women to talk through their experience and any emotions that have arisen as a result, enabling them to move on.
If you would like to find out more, please contact us here.