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I've Been Through an Abortion Before, Why Will This Time Be Different?

After having gone through your first abortion, you might find yourself overwhelmed to be faced with yet another unexpected pregnancy. But you’ve already experienced abortion before, so you know what to expect…right?

Avenue Women’s Center has been providing first step services for women facing unexpected pregnancies for over 38 years. Just like each person’s story is different, each pregnancy has it’s own unique set of obstacles and concerns. Address your questions and receive information needed to make a pregnancy decision during a free, confidential consultation. Our expert staff is here to equip and support you during this process. Contact us today for an appointment at one of our six DuPage County locations.

Each woman has her own unique story. You may feel more prepared going into a second termination. You may feel more confident in your decision. Or maybe, you’re frustrated that you’re finding yourself in the same situation another time. Maybe you’re not sure you can go through it again.

Your Unexpected Pregnancy is Different

Unexpected pregnancies bring their own set of challenges. They can be especially difficult to navigate when life circumstances are difficult or you are facing other outside stressors. Although you may have made a pregnancy decision before, each unexpected pregnancy brings a different range of obstacles.

If you are thinking to yourself, “Well I’ve gone through this once, what’s one more time?” it’s important to take time to gather more information and process through your next steps. The best decisions are made after thoughtful consideration. Although you chose to have an abortion in a previous unexpected pregnancy, perhaps your circumstances, life situation, or even your physical and emotional state may be different now. Taking a step back, gathering more information, and processing through your decision will equip you to move forward.

Your Abortion Decision is Different

Just like each unexpected pregnancy is different, so is each abortion experience. Although you have experienced abortion in the past, you may not react the same way this time. Each termination carries along a unique post-abortion story. It’s impossible to say whether or not you will go through the same emotions after a second or third abortion. Some women experience feelings of relief, while others may face emotions such as sadness, anger, loss, or guilt. For those who have had more than one abortion, the emotional response can be different each time. If you experienced negative emotions following your previous abortion, it’s important to consider that when making your current pregnancy decision.

You deserve to be heard and your emotional health is important. If you are concerned about how another abortion may be different, or you’re interested in walking through your journey with someone, reach out to Avenue Women’s Center today. Our caring client advocates are here to provide more information on your pregnancy options and address your unique questions or concerns. We also provide post-abortion support services if you have experienced negative emotions following a previous abortion. Call, chat, email, or text for an appointment right away.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.