You may have made your choice willingly, without any hang ups or second thoughts. Or you might have felt pressured by other people that you care about and respect. Maybe you felt like it was your only option. In any case, you made a choice and you had no idea how that choice would affect you.
You’re not alone. Women have found true freedom and healing from the pain of their abortions. It’s time to choose again – to make a choice to heal, to become strong, to be restored. We know that the choice is far from easy. We are here to help.
We offer a confidential, non-judgmental environment in which you can talk and consider group support if you choose.
Although not all women and men who experience abortion experience problems afterward, many do. Immediately following an abortion, you may feel a sense of relief that the crisis is over. After the abortion, the sense of relief may be replaced by some of the following:
- Eating disorders
- Feelings of low self-esteem
- Desire to avoid pregnant women and/or babies
- Recurring nightmares or flashbacks to the abortion experience
- Various types of addictive behaviors
Many credible studies have been done and psychologists are now recognizing PAS (Post-Abortion Stress) as a type of post-traumatic stress disorder.
At First Choice, we have trained life coaches who can help you work through issues that you think may be related to a past abortion. E-mail Odalys@1stChoice.org for support.
Schedule An Appointment
If you think you could be pregnant, please come in for a pregnancy test and to receive information about your options. All of our services are free of charge.
Pregnancy tests are the only service that can be scheduled online. STD screens and ultrasounds must be scheduled via phone or text.