When facing an unexpected pregnancy, abortion may feel like the “quick fix” option — one that will allow you to return to your normal life as fast as possible.
However, it’s important to consider the potential long-term consequences you might encounter after an abortion.
One of the main consequences of abortion is the possibility of lasting mental health conditions triggered or caused by abortion.
In this blog, we will discuss the link between abortion and depression, how depression can have lasting impacts on your future, and how to avoid these severe consequences through an option like adoption.
How could abortion and mental health struggles impact my future?
Studies have linked abortion with lasting and severe mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and feelings of guilt. The experience of abortion can cause new mental health struggles or trigger and aggravate existing issues and can have lasting consequences on your future wellbeing and success.
While abortion may be a choice made early in life, the mental health struggles you may face can impact various facets of your life for years to come. Mental illnesses, like depression, are related to a higher unemployment and lower ability to complete tasks in the workforce. These struggles can also impact current and future relationships, especially with those closest to you and living with you in your home.
How to avoid depression from abortion through choosing adoption
When you walk through an unexpected pregnancy, you have three options — parenting, abortion, and adoption. Thankfully, there are options for those who don’t feel ready to parent a child.
Making the choice to place your child for adoption is never easy. However, this decision has many benefits over abortion that are important to consider as you decide what’s right for you. For women worried about the lasting impacts of abortion on their physical and mental health, adoption may be the best option.
Adoption not only allows you to avoid potential depression and anxiety triggered by an abortion, but it can also be a very empowering and life-changing experience for the birth mother.
What does adoption look like for the birth mother?
Today, birth mothers are the driving force behind every adoption. With 95 percent of U.S. adoptions considered “open” adoptions, women are empowered to make the choices they feel are best for them and their children, including who their child will be placed with and what the relationship will look like moving forward.
How do I learn more about adoption?
If you’re considering adoption and want to learn more about this unique process, you’re in the right place! The Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada are here to help guide you through this process, provide you with information on all of your options, and connect you with qualified and loving adoption agencies who will empower you as you make the best decisions for yourself and your child.
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