Note: If you are experiencing immediate physical problems after an abortion such as pain, bleeding, fever or nausea, call your doctor now or go to an emergency room.
Abortion May Increase the Risk of Emotional Problems
Following an abortion, many women and men experience initial relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For many, however, the crisis is not really over and significant problems can develop. Sometimes this occurs within days and sometimes it happens after many years. This psychological response is known as Post-Abortion Stress (PAS). Several factors that increase the risk of PAS include: the woman or man's age, the abortion circumstances, the stage of pregnancy at which the abortion occurs, and religious beliefs.
Women and men who have experienced abortion may develop the following symptoms:
- Flashbacks of Abortion
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Relationship Problems
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Anniversary Grief
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, our pregnancy center offers confidential, compassionate support groups designed to help women and men work through these feelings. You are not alone. If you wish to begin the healing process from a past abortion or abortions, abortion recovery counseling is available, free of charge. We offer individual or group counseling. Deciding to seek help may be one of the toughest decisions you have to make, but it may be one of the best. To talk to someone about issues from a past abortion, please call us.
All calls are confidential. (845) 340-7355 or (845) 255-8242
We do not provide or refer for abortions.
If our Center is closed and you need help right away or to find a pregnancy center near you, go to PregnancyDecisionLine.org or call 1- 877-395-HELP