A girl is suffering emotionally after an abortion.

The recovery journey after abortion varies for every woman. Whether you’re struggling with grief, sadness, anger, or regret, healing is possible. 

Here are a few actions you can take to begin healing.

1. Confide in a Trusted Friend or Counselor

Talking about your abortion experience and your emotions with a friend or professional counselor can help free your mind of all the thoughts swirling in your head.

Expressing yourself can lead to a sense of release and help you feel less isolated. It’s a brave and fundamental first step toward healing.

2. Join a Support Group

Spending time with others in similar situations can bring you hope and peace. You will find many who can empathize and understand your feelings. This will help you support one another, and you might even make new friends.

Even if you feel like an introvert or think you process better alone, spending time in a support group can provide encouragement and motivation. 

3. Take Care of Yourself

Your physical and mental health are interconnected. Taking care of your physical health will help you feel better physically and mentally. 

Here are a few ways to practice self-care:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Stay hydrated
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Eat a healthy, nutritious diet
  • Try relaxing hobbies

You can also care for your mental well-being by practicing gratitude, journaling, and setting healthy goals. 

Establishing a daily routine can equip you with structure and a sense of stability. Your daily routine can help you form positive habits to benefit your long-term health.

4. Give Yourself Grace

It’s easy to become impatient with the healing process. Some days, you might feel back to normal, and other days, you might feel like you haven’t made much progress. 

Give yourself grace. It’s okay to feel your emotions and take a step back before you take two steps forward. Healing can be a slow process requiring forgiveness, time, and community. We encourage you to breathe and take it one day at a time.

Our After-Abortion Care Program

We have five locations around Albuquerque where you can find help and free support as you heal after an abortion experience. We are committed to serving and connecting you with the resources you need to recover emotionally after abortion.

Contact us for more information today!