Help After an Abortion
Relief. Regret. Sadness. Grief. Emptiness. Confusion. These are some of the emotions women say they’ve felt following their abortion. If you or someone you know has experienced this, know that there is no right or wrong way to feel. It’s common to feel a lot of different emotions at the same time.
For some women, there’s an immediate relief, but later feelings of sadness, second-guessing or wonder about what might have been rise to the surface. Women have reported these feelings even years later. There’s no time limit on emotions.
In addition to these emotions you’re feeling, you’re also going through some major physical changes. Your body is adjusting to no longer being pregnant, which means your hormones are changing again. This hormonal change may intensify your emotions.
If you chose to keep this a secret, you may experience added pressure because you don’t have anyone to talk to. Facing an unexpected pregnancy and choosing to end that pregnancy isn’t easy. It can be even harder if you feel isolated and alone.
If you or someone you know has experienced abortion, know that you don’t have to work through this mixture of emotions all by yourself. Here at Collage, we offer a safe, confidential, judgment-free place to talk and even work through the emotions you’re feeling — whether you just ended your pregnancy today or 30 years ago.
We want you to know that we’re here for you. We believe in your beauty and your value even though it may be difficult for you to see it through your jumbled emotions.
If you’d like to talk or to learn more about our after abortion support, please feel free to call us in Grand Island at 308-675-2217 or Kearney at 308-234-9880. You can just ask for Tammy. You can also send a confidential email to firstname.lastname@example.org.