Symptoms of Post-Abortion Stress Pt. 2

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April 27, 2023

It is so important in your journey toward healing that you fully understand Post Abortion Syndrome and everything that it can mean for you and your life.

You may know what the common symptoms of Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome are, but it is also important to understand a more comprehensive and nuanced list of emotional and behavioral symptoms.

Emotional Symptom:

  • Guilt
  • Inability to forgive self
  • Feeling numb emotionally
  • Shame
  • Sorrow
  • Feelings of unworthiness
  • Self-Condemnation
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bitterness
  • Loneliness
  • Fear that God is going to punish you  
  • Fear that you are going to lose a child
  • Remorse
  • Grief
  • Hopelessness
  • Rage
  • Anguish
  • Self-hatred
  • Regret
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Fear that you are infertile

Behavioral Changes

  • Becoming more secretive
  • Abusive behavior
  • Withdrawing
  • Over-protecting living children
  • Martial stress
  • Crying spells
  • Disturbances in your sleep
  • Self-punishing behavior
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Desiring an “atonement” or “replacement” child
  • Changes in relationships
  • Difficulty with all types of intimacy
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Toleration of abusive partners
  • Failing to bond with living children
  • Damaged relationships with living children

So often, you just live with your abortion and “move on.” You don’t realize that it’s actually affecting everything about you and your life, even years later. It feels like no-one told you that before you had an abortion. They tell you that “the problem” is just going to go away. But its not. It’s going to come back up.

If you see yourself in this list, we want you to know that there is hope and there is healing.

Reach out, today.