Did you know that abortion affects women not only physically but also mentally? While every woman’s journey after abortion is unique, a study concluded that for at least some women, their abortion “caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated” their mental health significantly.
Mental Health After Abortion
In the same study mentioned above, immediately following the abortion, women said they felt relief. Though some feel relief, things like grief, sadness, and anxiety overwhelm women after such a major procedure. Women may experience mental health problems months and even years later.
Other mental health issues that women experience with their abortion include:
- Relationship problems
- Substance misuse
- Thoughts of suicide
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Before Making Your Decision
Whether you’ve already made up your mind about abortion or you’re still going back and forth, knowledge is power. The more you know about abortion and the risks, the more clarity you have to make an informed decision for your future.
First, get more knowledge about your unique pregnancy. At Sierra Pregnancy + Health, protecting your health is our top priority, and pregnancy confirmation is critical.
Without an ultrasound, you cannot confirm how far along you are, the location of your pregnancy, and if there are any complications. This can threaten your health if you proceed with an abortion, unaware of ectopic pregnancy or other complications.
Free Pregnancy Services
We offer free pregnancy testing with our highly trained RNs using medical-grade, urine-based pregnancy tests. SPH does not provide blood tests to determine pregnancy.
Free, first-trimester ultrasounds are performed by our medical team as well! They’re offered during the first trimester, but you must have had a pregnancy test with us before your scan.
Contact us for a free and confidential appointment. We’re here for you!