After an abortion you may have a rush of emotions, or feelings—or you may have no feelings at all. Every woman’s experience is unique. Some women feel relieved, and some women regret their decision right away. It’s common to feel many things all at once! Relief, anger, sadness, and hope can all exist at one time. That may be confusing, but it’s also normal.
If you have had an abortion, or know someone who has, maybe you have noticed changes emotionally or physically, and you wonder what has brought on the change. Some women (and men who have been involved in an abortion decision) have feelings of sadness, loneliness, anger, or a lack of interest in work, school, or even sex.
Many women, no matter what they feel, find it helpful to talk about their abortion. A trained
professional, a family member, or a close friend can offer great support. Some women avoid talking through their feelings because they feel ashamed, or they fear the judgment of others.
You might not have told your parents, friends, or significant other about your abortion. That doesn’t mean you need to sort out your feelings alone. In fact, the people close to you may be experiencing the same things. You can get help. Call The Women’s Clinic of Columbus at 614-237-2000 and we can get you scheduled for After Abortion Support Classes.