Healing is Possible After Abortion
At Mosaic we recognize that women may experience unresolved feelings following an abortion. These feelings 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.
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.
Unfortunately, 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
- 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
- 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.
We are a medical organization serving women facing unplanned pregnancies. Because we have community support, all services are offered at no cost. All client information is private and confidential.