Coping With Your Abortion

Women feel a range of emotions after an abortion. We know from our experience working with post-abortive women that some struggle with feelings of regret, sorrow, and loss after abortion. If you’re looking to talk about your abortion with women who’ve made the same choice or supported post abortive women, consider taking part in our confidential group class or schedule a private one-on-one appointment with our staff.

Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS)

If you are feeling depressed or having negative thoughts about a past abortion, you may be suffering from PAS. Post-Abortion Syndrome is a form of PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) that can affect women after an abortion.

Some common symptoms associated with Post-Abortion Syndrome include:

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feel numb or apathetic
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Obsessive thinking

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please consider reaching out to us to make an appointment for our post-abortive care services.

Post-Abortion Checklist

  • Have you struggled to stop thinking about your abortion since your procedure?
  • Do you feel a need to change the subject when abortion comes up in conversation?
  • Do you struggle with self-forgiveness as it applies to your abortion?
  • Do physical reminders of your abortion make you uncomfortable?
  • Does it make you feel uncomfortable to be around children?
  • Do certain times of the year (the anniversary of your procedure, for example) make you upset?
  • Have you found yourself engaging in self-destructive behavior as a result of your abortion?
  • Have you felt increasingly depressed since your abortion?
  • Do you wish you had someone you trust to talk to about your abortion?

Should you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Post-Abortion Support Program

Women feel a range of emotions after an abortion. At Hope Pregnancy Center, we provide a list of resources to support you on your journey. You have the opportunity to choose what will be the best fit for you in your healing process. Feel free to select all options that apply to you.

Choose the best support that’s right for you:

1. One on One Appointment

2. Private Support Groups

3. Online Resources: websites, blogs, podcasts (independent study)

4. Printed Resources: books (independent study)

As part of our Post-Abortion Support Program, we offer a variety of services to help women begin to heal. Some of these services include one-on-one support, group classes, and resources such as books, blogs and more that can aid in the healing process. The important thing we want women to know is that you are not alone in this! We can help turn your grieving into hope.

If you are struggling with a recent or past abortion, the staff at Hope Pregnancy Center can help. To learn more about our post-abortive care services Contact us today.

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 10 AM to 4 PM

We’re conveniently located on the Waterbury to New Haven route of the Connecticut Transit Bus Line. There is a bus stop at the Cheshire Public Library and we’re right next door at
110 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410.

We do not perform, nor refer for abortions.

Contact Us:

Call 203.271.2703
or email us at
While our center is not a medical facility, we do offer consultations and accurate information about all pregnancy options. The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.  If you are having a medical emergency, please visit your local emergency room immediately.