Our concern and support don't end when your procedure is complete. If you feel like you need someone to talk to about your feelings after your abortion, Preterm patient advocates are available for post-abortion counseling sessions at no extra charge if you had your abortion here. (If you had your abortion somewhere else, you can still have a counseling session for a small fee.)
Simply call our appointment center at 216.991.4000 and let them know you would like to schedule a time to talk.
It is common to have some strong emotions after an abortion. Most women feel relieved, but a woman can be sure she has made the right decision to have an abortion and still feel sad about it. Many women feel loss. Others feel proud to have weathered a difficult situation. Sometimes, women experience a confusing mix of feelings that can be difficult to understand.
A supportive partner, friend, or family member can often help you find ways to sort this out and incorporate your abortion into the rest of your life in a way that makes sense to you. (If they need help understanding how to support you or how to sort out their own feelings, they can visit For Partners, Parents, or Friends for more information.)
But some women don't have a safe person to talk to. Or they feel guilty or angry or sad in a way that feels overwhelming. If you are having feelings you think are disturbing or out of control, there is help available.
See Emotional & Spiritual Concerns for more information and online resources to help you heal and process your feelings after an abortion.