Pregnancy loss is an experience involving grief and pain. Such a loss, whatever the cause—miscarriage, still birth, infertility, or an abortion—is an ordeal which should not be ignored or denied.
If you are struggling with emotions or regrets as the result of an abortion, you are not alone. Following abortion, many women and men feel an initial sense of relief. However, that relief can be followed by anxiety, regret, anger, difficulty sleeping, grief, depression, and withdrawal. These feelings can be intensified by the situation surrounding the abortion. For example, you may have been pressured into an abortion, or you may feel that a rushed abortion focused on reasons that now seem irrelevant. APS offers confidential, compassionate, non-judgmental support, whether your abortion was yesterday or years ago.
Women from all walks of life have had abortions. It is normal to grieve a lost pregnancy. Your feelings are valid, and we are here to help you. APS provides recovery resources for those looking for healing. Our trained peer counselors will listen and support you as you work through your grief toward healing and hope.