Had an abortion?

 

I’ve had an abortion


Although an abortion is something a woman may have chosen for various reasons at a difficult time in her life, it may still be an extremely painful emotional experience for her afterwards. Even if it was a long time ago.

Many women find it difficult to understand why they feel the way they do. Partners may not seem to understand; tension rises. Relationships break down. Life can seem overwhelming.

These symptoms can surface even years after the abortion:
 
  • Depression
  • Recurrent dreams of abortion or the unborn child
  • Feelings of guilt and remorse
  • A sense of emptiness and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anger and rage at husband, partner, family, friends or even other children
  • Eating disorders, alcohol or drug abuse
  • Feelings of helplessness and isolation
  • Low self-worth
  • Emotional numbness

But there is hope. Post-abortion counselling is available as a free service through Cornerstone and is available to men and women.
 
  • Cornerstone Care in Confidence
  • 1a Trinity Place, Huntingdon, PE29 3QA
  • Email: info@pregnancyadvice.org.uk
  • Call: 01480 457711
  • Text: 07760 146 411