Post-Abortion Recovery

Immediately after an abortion, many women report a sense of relief. They are often surprised to find that abortion can be a traumatic experience, and that in some cases “post abortion stress” symptoms don’t appear until many years later.

We recognize that not every woman who has an abortion will experience symptoms of Post Abortion Stress. However, for those that do, the Women’s Care Center is here to help.

The end of pregnancy through abortion may be far in your past, but the memories remain. You may feel hopeless and helpless, not understanding why you act...and react...the way you do to people and situations. You are not alone! PACE (Post Abortion Counseling and Education) volunteer client advocates are here to help you with free, confidential services.

To talk to someone about issues from a past abortion, please call us. All calls are confidential.

The following questionnaire has been designed to help you identify symptoms in your life that may be related to a past abortion experience.

Select the symptoms that may pertain to you:

  • Feelings of loss
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Recurring thoughts about the abortion(s)
  • Crying episodes
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidance of small children and babies
  • Feelings of numbness
  • Suicidal impulses
  • Disinterest in sex

If you have selected symptoms from this list and would like to talk with a volunteer client advocate in a confidential environment, please call 423-775-0019.