Abortion has a major effect on the physical and mental health of women. It’s important to understand the risks. Consider these potential mental health effects of abortion when deciding on your pregnancy decision.  

Some women experience effects, including depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions like guilt and loss. It’s crucial to your health to talk with a medical professional about the risks before taking your next step.

Mental Health Defined 

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services defines mental health as, “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” It continues to share that mental health “affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.”

Our mental health affects how we live life, and poor mental health can majorly affect our day-to-day routine. Common signs that you could be experiencing a mental health condition include:

  • Becoming aggressive with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories
  • Self-harm or thinking of harming others
  • Unable to do daily tasks
  • Hearing voices

If you are experiencing any mental health struggles, talk to a trusted and qualified professional to work through them. You are not the only woman who is struggling.

Before Getting An Abortion

Before making up your mind about abortion, or any other pregnancy option – you will need to confirm your pregnancy. Get the clarity you need with free pregnancy testing and ultrasound at our center today! 

You are not alone in your decision. Many of our staff and client advocates have been where you are and are here to help. If you are considering an abortion, it’s very important to understand each abortion type and its own risks and requirements.

Our team is here to help answer your questions. Make an appointment today.