I Already Have Mental Health Problems. Could Abortion Make It Worse?

Yes, abortion can make pre-existing mental health conditions worse.

According to a study that looked into the link between abortion and adverse mental health outcomes, it’s clear that “at least some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”

Additionally, having pre-existing mental health conditions, feeling pressured into an abortion, or having moral beliefs that oppose abortion are all risk factors for experiencing an adverse mental health outcome after an abortion.

With all this being said, it’s critical to learn all you can about abortion and thoroughly research your options to ensure you make an educated decision. This article will highlight the essentials you need to know about abortion.

However, if you’re looking for a safe space to talk, contact Pregnancy Options today. All appointments are no-cost and confidential.

Abortion Isn’t Your Only Option

Why are you considering abortion? If it’s because you’re worried about your current circumstances (like a lack of financial stability or family/partner support), this is understandable.

However, it’s essential to know that circumstances change. What feels impossible now can look achievable tomorrow by taking small steps in the right direction.

The most important thing to consider when it comes to deciding what pregnancy decision is best is this: If I could choose any pregnancy option (without thinking about my circumstances or feeling pressured into one choice over another), what would it be? What is my heart’s true desire for this pregnancy?

Your answer to this question should be the guiding factor when it comes to making a pregnancy decision.

You’re Not Alone in This

Sometimes, the best way to work through a big decision is to talk it out with people who listen and can help.

At Pregnancy Options, we understand what you’re going through.

We’re here to provide medically accurate information about your options in a safe, supportive space to ask questions. We believe that knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you will feel empowered to make an informed choice.

Contact us today to schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment, or call us at (507) 332-7644.