2018.02.16 15:36 | Sean Carter
If you've had an abortion, you may be feeling a whirlwind of emotion. Part of you may feel relieved, while the other might feel sad and distressed. Understand that your feelings aren’t uncommon, and you are not alone. There are many resources out there to help you cope with abortion, so you can move on and live a healthy and happy life. Here are some tips for coping with abortion. Seek Counseling Post-abortion counseling can be very helpful in coping with abortion. For many women, having an abortion can be a traumatic experience. Psychological care after such an experience is crucial for alleviating negative emotions, combatting post-traumatic stress, and adjusting to your life post-abortion. Your abortion counselor will provide you with the professional, caring, and judgement-free psychological care you need to move on. Join a Support Group Research shows nearly 50% of unplanned pregnancies result in an abortion. Many of these women are experiencing the same feelings as you. It’s often beneficial for women coping with abortion to have the support of other likeminded women who are going through the same thing and know how they feel. Support groups are a completely confidential, judgement-free zone, and you can get some closure from sharing your story. The Stacy Zallie Foundation is committed to helping women cope with abortion. Visit our website for post-abortion care and counseling resources.