According to the Georgia Department of Public Health publication Abortion: A Woman’s Right to Know, women that have an abortion may experience negative feelings including emptiness, guilt, sadness, anger, and may question whether she has made the right decision. Counseling or support before and after an abortion is very important.
It doesn’t matter if your abortion was recent or years ago, our compassionate staff and volunteers are here to help. You don’t need to suffer alone. It is possible to find true freedom and healing from the pain of your abortion. It’s time to make another choice– a choice to heal, to become strong, to be at peace. We know that the road to recovery won’t be easy. We’d love to have the privilege of helping you recover from your abortion.
Signs That You May Need Abortion Recovery Counseling
Although not all women and men who have an abortion experience problems afterward, many do. Following an abortion, you may feel a sense of relief that the immediate crisis is over. However, after some time passes, the sense of relief may be replaced by some of the following:
- Depression and sadness
- Eating disorders
- Feelings of low self-esteem
- A strong desire to avoid pregnant women or babies
- Recurring nightmares or flashbacks to the abortion experience
- Addictive behaviors
Schedule Your Abortion Recovery Session
If you become overwhelmed by any of the symptoms above, please call us or make an appointment to meet with a member of our staff. Whether you’d just like to talk to a good listener or join a small support group, First Choice Georgia will be by your side throughout your journey.
We offer a confidential, non-judgmental place where you can talk one-on-one or in a group setting. Let’s work together so you can get past the issues that you think are related to an abortion. Contact First Choice Georgia today to make an appointment. All of our services, including counseling, are free and confidential.