How WIll Abortion Affect Me Physically?

The physical effects of abortion vary by procedure. Abortion is a big decision, and you don’t want to choose it before understanding what you are getting into. Here are some things you might want to know:

What Are the Physical Side Effects of a Medication Abortion?

A medication abortion will end your pregnancy by blocking the hormone progesterone from entering your womb. Then it will trigger cramping, forcing your body into an early “labor” of the pregnancy. You will “give birth” to the remains of your pregnancy in your bathroom.

You may experience nausea, heavy bleeding, cramping, headaches, and diarrhea, among other side effects. 

Some risks of complications from abortion

  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Pelvic shock

What Are the Physical Side Effects of a Surgical Abortion?

According to the Mayo Clinic, risks can include:

  • Injury to the cervix
  • A hole poked through the wall of the uterus
  • Scar tissue on the wall of the uterus
  • Infection

What are the mental side effects of abortion?

Abortion can also impact your mental state. According to Cambridge University, women who had an abortion are 80 percent more likely to struggle with mental health than those who do not. 

This study reported dramatic changes in mental health in women who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion were:

  • 110% more likely to abuse alcohol
  • 155% more likely to commit suicide
  • 220% more likely to use marijuana
  • 37% more likely to experience depression
  • 34% more likely to develop an anxiety disorder

Where Can I Find Support?

Your unplanned pregnancy doesn’t have to be surrounded by pain. Even if others have already caused you pain by the ultimatums or words spoken over your pregnancy, you can move forward into hope and healing. At our center, we will support you and help you learn more about abortion and other alternatives. You don’t have to walk your pregnancy journey alone.

If you have already had an abortion, we can offer post-abortion support. We are here to listen to your story without judgment and offer hope for a new tomorrow. Your abortion may have been marked by pain, but that doesn’t mean the rest of your life has to be. 
Call us today to talk to someone who cares!

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