How an Adoption Plan can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion?

Contemplating your pregnancy options after finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant? The stress and fear of making the wrong decision can be overwhelming. 

If you’re considering an abortion, a topic that is often under-discussed is the post-abortive mental health struggle many women experience. Women who already struggle with mental health are especially at risk for negative psychological impacts after an abortion procedure.

Studies show that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems, such as substance abuse or depression.

If you are worried about the side effects of abortion and know that parenting isn’t for you, read on to learn more.

Side Effects of Abortion

With both surgical and chemical abortion come serious risks and side effects. Along with depression, there are many other common side effects of abortion including the following:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Light vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Fever 

Risks of Abortion

Some common risks of surgical abortion include perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, scar tissue on the uterine wall, and infection. 

Common risks of chemical abortion include incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion), heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort.

Is Adoption for you?

If you’re not ready to parent and are concerned about the risks and side effects of abortion, adoption could be an option for you. 

There is more than one adoption plan to choose from, including: 

  • Open Adoption – Open adoption is when you can have a relationship with the child and adoptive family.
  • Closed Adoption – In a closed adoption, no details about you, the biological parent, are ever disclosed. 
  • Semi-Open Adoption – Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents communicate through their adoption agency.

In this day and age, the birth mother gets to call the shots with the adoption plan. Talk to us today to learn more about the adoption plan that fits your lifestyle and to discuss other pregnancy options.

Before deciding, confirm your pregnancy with a confidential pregnancy test and ultrasound at our clinic for no charge. This will confirm what options you are eligible for.

Schedule a no-charge and confidential appointment to talk to us today. You are not alone!

Every interruption is actually an opportunity for something beautiful to grow.