Healing from a Past Abortion

Some people experience mental and emotional pain after an abortion. Sometimes these feelings of sadness, grief, and pain come years after the abortion. Other times, it’s immediate.

Each person is different, but one thing many people have in common after having an abortion is the mental an emotional trauma that can take place after such a big life event.

Post-Abortion Syndrome

If you are having feelings of loss, pain, grief, numbness, you may be suffering from Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS). PAS is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder that affects women and men involved in an abortion or abortion decision.

Some of the symptoms of Post-Abortion Syndrome include:

  • Extreme cases of anxiety/depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Severe sadness or depression around the procedure date or expected due date
  • Flashbacks to the procedure
  • Inability to be around pregnant women or young children
  • Mood swings or bouts of aggression
  • Feeling numb
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Inability to connect with your current children
  • Desire to get pregnant right after the procedure

Experiencing negative feelings after an abortion is more common than you think. Because so many women and men feel ashamed and don’t want to talk about how they feel, the symptoms of Post-Abortion Syndrome can get swept under the rug or kept private. If you are experiencing any of these things, please reach out to us today. You can find healing at Azar House.

Post-Abortion Support Group

During the healing process, you may find it helpful to speak to others who have gone through similar situations and will not judge you or your feelings. At Azar House, we have hearts to hear. We offer post-abortion support groups on a six-week or eleven-week schedule.

The road to healing and freedom is not always a quick one, but it is a road worth taking. You are not alone in this experience. Let us help you navigate this journey together. Whether you are a woman or a man, you are welcome to join and take this class with us. Contact us today to sign up for the support group.

You will never have this day again, so make it count.