Find Hope and Healing
Birthline’s post-abortion counselling service is free of charge and completely confidential. This program exists to help those suffering from the emotional side effects following an abortion. Whether you’ve had an abortion a few weeks or several years ago, it is possible for you to experience the following emotional effects:
- Isolating yourself from others
- Difficulty within relationships
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal thoughts or feelings
Why do people experience emotional side effects following an abortion?
While some people may not recognise it, Birthline understands that abortion can be considered pregnancy loss which results in an empty or depressed feeling. These feelings can be brought on by many triggers, such as:
- anniversary of the date of the abortion,
- due date of the child,
- Christmas and other significant holidays,
- pregnancy of a family member or friend,
- subsequent pregnancy.
And while these explain some of the reasons for experiencing the emotional side effects, there are many other factors that could cause them as well. That’s because abortion does not bring a woman back to her pre-pregnant state. It is a life-altering experience, and anyone who has had an abortion may suffer from the emotional side effects.
How does post-abortion counselling work?
If you have had an abortion in the past and feel the need to talk, our trained face-to-face counsellors are here to help you through the healing process. We will sit and talk with you as you process the emotions you’re experiencing. We will walk beside you at your own pace of grieving. The hope of post-abortion counselling is to help you find hope, freedom and healing.
If you’re suffering from the emotional side effects of an abortion, you’re not alone. There is hope and healing available to you. Contact Birthline today to learn more about the post-abortion counselling program or to sign up.