Healing is Possible After Abortion

At Mosaic we recognize that women may experience unresolved feelings following an abortion. These painful emotions may surface right away or may not appear until years later. Grief following an abortion is rarely discussed or acknowledged, which often makes it harder to verbalize unresolved feelings.

Through our abortion recovery program, many women have been deeply changed for the better, experiencing care and compassion during a very confusing time. Receiving post-abortion counseling in a nonjudgmental environment is crucial for any woman to begin the path towards healing.

Schedule an appointment for free support after an abortion.

Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS)

Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) is the residual pain of abortion felt through feelings of grief, anger, shame, guilt, or other mental or physical turmoil. Many people experience depression, anxiety, anger, and abandonment following an abortion, and these feelings can continue for months or even years afterward.

The symptoms described in Post Abortion Syndrome are similar to the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many women and men experience heightened feelings of depression or anxiety at anniversary months of either the abortion procedure or the proposed birth date of the child who was aborted. This experience can especially be heightened if the pregnancy was a result of rape or other form of abuse.

Unfortunately, the fact remains that many medical and mental health professionals fail to recognize the painful aftermath of abortion as an actual condition, making it difficult to feel heard or understood.

Symptoms of Abortion Trauma include:

  • Bouts of crying
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Inability to forgive yourself
  • Intense grief / sadness
  • Anger / rage
  • Emotional numbness
  • Sexual problems or promiscuity
  • Eating disorders
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Nightmares and sleep disturbances
  • Suicidal urges
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Flashbacks
  • Multiple abortions
  • Pattern of repeat crisis pregnancy
  • Discomfort around babies or pregnant women
  • Fear/ambivalence of pregnancy

You do not have to face the emotions of abortion alone. Contact us to learn more about our free abortion recovery program. There are also a number of post-abortion support groups that we can connect you with that provide a community of women who understand what you’re going through.

We are a medical organization serving women facing unplanned pregnancies, have experienced an abortion or an unexpected miscarriage. Because we have community support, all services are offered at no cost. All client’s confidentiality and privacy is of utmost importance to us.

If you are experiencing early signs of pregnancy and think that you may be pregnant, schedule a free pregnancy test at Mosaic Virginia! We believe that you owe it to yourself to be fully informed, to make the best decisions for yourself. We can help you find the clarity you need to move forward.

If you are concerned you may have contracted an STI, we are ready to help with free testing and treatment. Schedule an appointment for free STI testing and treatment.

Because few women know the exact day they ovulated or conceived, an ultrasound done in the first trimester of pregnancy has been shown to be the most accurate way to date a pregnancy. Get all the information you need to make a pregnancy decision with a free and confidential ultrasound at our center. Schedule a pregnancy confirmation appointment with us to get started.

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