Women facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelmed, stressed out, depressed, fearful, even panicked. We understand you may even be considering abortion as a solution. As you go through the decision making process, it’s important to know what women experience after an abortion. Research shows that after an abortion, women experience a wide spectrum of emotions including varying levels of grief. This article provides insight into what abortion may be like for you after the surgery. We also want to encourage you to consider adoption as a very positive option and let you know that practical help is available if you are seeking an alternative to abortion in Arizona.
Every Mother Grieves Differently
When a woman chooses an abortion, she is choosing to end life. This is no longer a matter of opinion, but has been scientifically proven that life begins at conception. Not every woman will experience the same intensity of grief or grief symptoms as another woman who made the same abortion choice but research has identified significant emotional trauma as a result of abortion. Adoption is deciding to give a baby the chance to live. It is a courageous choice for a woman to make, choosing what is best for the baby, and providing a wonderful future through adoption.
According to Abortion Recovery InterNational, some common symptoms of grief that women may experience could include:
- initial relief that then later subsides
- emotional numbness
- feelings of regret or guilt
- relationship difficulties
- anxiety attacks
- increase in alcohol or drug use
- eating disorders
- suicidal thoughts
- low self-esteem
- difficulty with intimacy
- flashbacks, dreams, or nightmares
- feelings of helplessness/hopelessness
- anger at partner and family
- frustration with friends and co-workers
Studies indicate that women with a higher probability of having a negative emotional or psychological side effect may include:
- Women with previous emotional or psychological concerns.
- Women who felt coerced, forced, or persuaded to get an abortion and those who do not have a support system.
- Women with religious beliefs that are in conflict with abortion or have moral or ethical views that conflict with abortion.
- Women who choose an abortion in the later stages of her pregnancy.
- Women choosing to abort for genetic or fetal abnormalities
Download a fact sheet about abortion and adoption as an alternative to abortion in Arizona here: https://ube4me.life/portfolio/you-before-me-facts-of-life/
Policy Updates as of September 15, 2019
1,418 provisions introduced in 2019
59 abortion restrictions enacted in 2019
123 provisions enacted that improve health care access in 2019
Our Local Adoption Agency Offers Birth Mothers an Alternative to Abortion in Arizona
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy in Arizona and want more information about adoption, we are a local Arizona adoption agency offering an alternative to abortion in Arizona. Please visit us HERE. All of the information provided in this blog regarding birth mothers services are offered by our agency, as we cannot speak for another agency and what they may or may not offer.
We are available 24/7 by phone or text at (623) 695-4112. We can make an immediate appointment with you to find out what free practical support you need to be able to choose life for your baby through adoption, a very positive alternative to abortion in Arizona. We can provide housing, food, medical care, transportation, counseling and adoption services all at no cost to you. Let us help you make a positive choice for you and your baby! Call or text us today, or introduce yourself to us HERE. We are looking forward to helping you!