It’s a lesser-known fact that an abortion can put women at risk for mental health issues like depression. If you are unexpectedly pregnant and considering abortion, you deserve to know all the possible complications before undergoing the procedure. 

Take a few minutes to learn about the mental health impacts that can follow an abortion and how choosing an alternative plan, such as adoption, could protect your emotional well-being. 

The Emotional Toll of Abortion

In the medical world, the topic of mental illness and abortion is somewhat controversial. However, scientists from both sides of the argument have concluded that having an abortion is associated with an increased risk of mental illness. 

Women who have previously dealt with depression and anxiety are at an even higher risk for experiencing mental health struggles following an abortion. 

Reported mental struggles after an abortion can include: 

  • Sadness
  • Grief
  • Feelings of loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Is Adoption a Better Option for Me?

If you are not able to parent a child during this season of life, you have an alternative to abortion. 

Adoption offers women a chance to carry on with their life goals after their pregnancy has come full-term. The adoption process also offers women a sense of accomplishment and joy, knowing they chose to give their child a life full of love. 

If you have a history of mental illness, or aren’t comfortable with the risks of an abortion, taking a deeper look into an adoption plan is worthwhile. Your emotional well-being is of the highest priority. 

Hope for the Future 

The good news is you don’t have to form an adoption plan alone! Make an appointment at Crisis Pregnancy Center and allow our medical staff to walk you through the entire process. 

We can help you understand the different adoption plans available and refer you to reputable adoption agencies in the area. 

You deserve the truth, and you deserve to be supported. We’re here for both.