On the website AbortionChangesYou, one woman describes the aftermath of her abortion:
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“At the end of 2019 I was just a regular 20 year old girl, having fun and making memories. One night I had sex with my ex and it ended up being the start of an anxiety driven nightmare. I initially thought that after having an abortion ill go back to my same happy self. no anxiety or anxiousness. I was completely wrong. …
Months later I still feel the physical pain I endured when I had the abortion but the worst part is that I constantly no matter if I had sex or not feel like I will not get my period and become pregnant. From 8 months ago till now ive had sex with 2 people.
One being the ex I got pregnant with. ive noticed that when I had sex with him, all the anxiety completely took over my body and I have a fear it will happen again. I make myself pretty much sick with the thought of it that I have huge anxiety attacks that make me believe something is wrong with me and I can’t seem to calm down.
I start getting insane waves of nauseousness and the feeling like I will throw up which is the beginning signs of my last pregnancy. I obviously know that the chances are low because I took extra precaution but the thought of it happening again is always stuck in my brain.
Ive noticed every month even when I DONT have sex, I have to buy pregnancy tests and get scared that somehow I am all because I feel sick or my period app says im late (which till this very day my period has been so irregular since my abortion which just adds to my stress). but now that I had sex with my ex this month I have the most sick, anxiety filled feeling ever and it completely destroys me. …I knew it was the best choice for me and my life but the aftermath of emotions, trauma and stress that it has given me if too much sometimes for me to go about my day as if its completely normal.”