After Abortion Care

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Post-Abortion Stress (PTSD)

Relationships Education Training - Dayspring MinistryWhether troubled by regrettable decisions, sexual transgression, after an abortion experience or any pregnancy loss; we stand ready to walk alongside our clients, offering hope, healing and reconciliation.

Post-Abortion Stress, a form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is an unhealthy emotional reaction experienced by individuals who have been involved in a situation where an abortion took place. It includes an inability to express feelings surrounding the pregnancy and abortion, as well as the inability to resolve the loss and come to a place of inner peace.

Offered to both women and men and led by trained peer-counselors, the program provides the opportunity to work through the recovery process. Our desire is to help our clients grieve while forgiving others and themselves: exchanging their pain for a healing balm.

To find out if you are dealing with post abortion stress, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I struggle to ‘turn off’ the feelings connected to my abortion, telling myself to forget about it?
  • Do I avoid the subject of abortion in public conversation or in the media?
  • Am I uncomfortable around babies or pregnant women?
  • Do I feel depressed around the time the abortion took place or on the due date?
  • Am I resentful toward others involved in my abortion? (father of baby, parents, doctor, etc.)
  • Do I have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships?
  • Has my use of drugs/alcohol increased significantly since the abortion?
  • Have I developed prolonged depression or suicidal thoughts?
  • Do I have repeated dreams of babies who are crying/in distress or nightmares?
  • Have I suffered from flashbacks to the abortion or panic/anxiety attacks?
  • Do I feel a vague emptiness or deep sense of loss?
  • Am I able to talk about my abortion without being overcome by sorrow, anger or guilt?
  • Do I have eating/sleeping problems?
  • Do I see my life as ‘before’ and ‘after’ the abortion? Do I view myself differently?
  • Do my memories of the abortion seem more painful than the actual experience?
  • We can help. Our support is offered either individually or in a group setting. All of our services are free and confidential.

Address

1 Main Street, Suite 2
West Lebanon, NH 03784
(West Lebanon) 1-603-298-6123
24 Opera House Square
Claremont, NH 03743
(Claremont) 1-603-542-4747