Most women don’t need to see a psychologist after having an abortion. The feelings of regret after the abortion are rare. In fact, the most common emotional response after the termination of pregnacy is RELIEF.
Even if you feel sadness or grief, these feelings usually disappear after a few days. In countries where the social taboo and stigma are notorious due to hypocrisy or religious pressure, it is more common that women suffer with guilt or shame.
Here are some general guidelines:
- How do women fell after abortion?
A – Every woman is a unique human being, therefore you are also unique when it comes to your feelings after the abortion. Most women say they feel relieved for taking the best decision under the circumstances they were in.
However, for some women abortion may aggravate some emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, shame and regret. It is important to recognize that it you are feeling sad and start to take care of yourself.
B – You’re not a bad person for having an abortion. And you are not alone for choosing to induce the end of your pregnacy. Approximately 42 million of women all over the world have an abortion, every year!
- Is it normal to feel depressed after the abortion?
In rare cases women can become clinically depressed after having an abortion. If you experience depressive symptoms then you should seek professional ehlp and go to a psychologist after having the abortion. Depression is a severe disease. It is important for you to find professional help from a doctor, psychologist or therapist.
- What is the “post-abortion syndrome”?
Most women who go trough abortions have little or no psychological harm whatsoever. However, many of the individuals that oppose to abortion claim that a woman who has an abortion will suffer from a kind of post-traumatic stress also known as a “post-abortion syndrome”.
Several psychiatrists doubt about the existence of a “post-abortion syndrome” and point out that an abortion is no different from other stressful experience that some people may experience.