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“Will I Feel Relieved After an Abortion?”

It’s normal to feel undecided in the wake of unexpected pregnancy news.  You’re at a crossroads, and your upcoming pregnancy decision (for abortion, adoption, or parenting) is significant.  So, it’s natural to wonder how you’ll feel on the other side of this choice.  If you’re asking yourself the question, “Will I feel relieved after an abortion?”  you’re probably thinking through your options.  You will have feelings about an abortion experience, or any other pregnancy decision.  It’s good to acknowledge that from the start of this process.  Avenue Women’s Center offers a supportive space to explore questions like this one, because every woman deserves to feel informed and prepared before taking her next steps.

If you’re looking for early pregnancy services, and don’t know where to turn, reaching out to Avenue Women’s Center is an excellent option.  We offer free services like lab-quality pregnancy tests, limited medical ultrasounds, and pregnancy consultations at six locations in Chicagoland, Illinois.  Avenue provides a welcoming, comfortable environment where you can learn about your pregnancy and all the options available to you. 

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A Worthwhile Question

Every woman’s response to an abortion (or any other pregnancy choice) is unique.  It can be challenging to guess how you’ll process this emotionally.  Some women may feel relieved to avoid an outcome they weren’t looking for.  Others may have a very different reaction, experiencing sadness, anxiety, or regret.  Although it may be tough to predict how you’ll feel after an abortion, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask yourself questions like this.  Continue to process this for as long as you need.  If you think you may (or may not) feel relieved after an abortion, consider why.  Keep in mind that you may feel differently, or see your situation from a new perspective, after your pregnancy decision has been made.  Sometimes, women are surprised by their own responses to abortion, adoption, or parenting.

Consider Next Steps at Your Own Pace, and Learn All You Can!

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of different opinions about abortion.  But most people agree that abortion is an important matter, which may impact a woman’s life significantly.  That’s why taking your time to reach a confident decision can be really beneficial.  The abortion pill is FDA-approved up to ten weeks into a pregnancy, and women often discover that they’re pregnant well before then.  Use the time that you have to your advantage by learning everything you can about your pregnancy, options, and resources.  A limited medical ultrasound can tell you how far along you are, what pregnancy options you’re eligible for, and whether you’re at risk for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy located outside of the uterus).  We offer free and confidential ultrasound appointments at Avenue Women’s Center!

Compassionate Care When You Need It

As you process your next steps, it can be helpful to talk things out with someone trustworthy.  Consider sharing your story with a mentor, professional counselor, faith leader, or pregnancy consultant.  A kind (but neutral) ally can act as a sounding board, allowing you to reflect on your next steps with greater clarity and insight.  Our expert staff at Avenue Women’s Center aims to unite caring support with practical assistance.  We offer a safe space to ask questions about abortion and your other pregnancy options, so you can move forward feeling fully informed.  And if you need any help connecting with community resources, we’ve got your back!

Most likely, this pregnancy decision is going to be a tough call.  Our expert team at Avenue Women’s Center is trained to understand your needs and meet you in this challenging place.  You probably have a lot of questions about your options and what the future holds.  We’re here to provide the services and support you need to move toward the answers you’re looking for. 

Learn more about our free and confidential early pregnancy services!

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.