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:
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
According to the Mayo Clinic, risks can include:
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:
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!