Considering an abortion is a deeply personal and often challenging decision. However, having a support system can play a crucial role in thinking through abortion and your other pregnancy options. 

This article will explore how a strong network of support can assist you during this time. Or, if you’re looking to talk to someone in person and find answers to your questions, contact Pregnancy Help Center of South County to schedule a free, confidential appointment. 

Emotional Support

Thinking through abortion and your other pregnancy options can be overwhelming. However, surrounding yourself with trusted friends, family, or counselors who can provide a listening ear and empathetic understanding can help.

Sharing your feelings and concerns with trusted individuals can help alleviate stress and offer comfort. Emotional support can come from various sources, including friends, family members, partners, or support groups. At Pregnancy Help Center of South County, we’re here to provide emotional support as well. 

Informational Support

Understanding all aspects of abortion, including how abortion works, side effects, and the risks involved is essential. 

At Pregnancy Help Center, we offer medically accurate information about each of your options, and we also provide free, limited ultrasounds—which are vital before making any pregnancy decision. 

Post-Abortion Support

If you choose to have an abortion, it’s important to know that some women suffer mental health consequences afterward. According to current research, 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.”

With this in mind, it’s critical to learn as much as you can about how abortion might affect you mentally. And if you do have an abortion and experience mental health complications, it’s vital to know where you can receive post-abortion support.

You’re Not Alone

Navigating your pregnancy options can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. At Pregnancy Help Center of South County, we’re here to help be one of your support systems.

Contact us today to learn about all the ways we’re here to help. We provide the essential health services you need before seeking an abortion—or making any pregnancy decision—and the safe space to ask questions.