You should take every medical procedure seriously. If you are considering an abortion, ensure you know what to expect after the procedure. It’s essential to be aware that abortion can physically and psychologically impact your body.
While researching online is a great way to gain information, it’s also best to consult a physician or a pregnancy center for your unique situation.
What Will My Body Experience?
Depending on the type of abortion method used, medical or surgical, women may experience side effects such as:
- Abdominal cramping
- Vaginal bleeding
What Are the Risks of Abortion?
According to the Mayo Clinic, possible risks of a surgical abortion include:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
Possible risks of the abortion pill include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
How Will This Affect Me Mentally?
Abortion affects each woman differently, so it’s impossible to predict precisely how you may feel emotionally after an abortion. However, there is growing evidence that many women’s mental health is negatively affected after an abortion procedure.
Women who already struggle with mental health are especially at risk for negative psychological impacts after an abortion procedure.
Some emotional symptoms of a past abortion may include:
Contact us today if you are considering an abortion for your pregnancy but would like to discuss your options.
At our center, we create a pressure-free space for you to discuss your options, ask questions, and learn more about what resources are available to you.
Please schedule an appointment today if you have already had an abortion procedure and are struggling with negative mental health. We are here to make sure that you are not alone on your healing journey. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!