CAPS Pregnancy Clinics provide valuable resources to help you better understand what you may experience if you or someone you know has abortion(s) in their past, whether recent or years ago.
Some of the more immediate side effects of medical abortion or surgical abortion may include pain, bleeding, nausea, as well as mental or emotional after effects as listed below. The abortion provider should have given instructions for immediate physical care including what to do if you experience any symptoms that may be abnormal and require medical intervention. If you experience pain or bleeding beyond these instructions, call the number provided or 911.
It is common for those who have had abortion(s) to experience thoughts and emotions that are difficult to process. These uneasy feelings can linger for months and even years. They may come on immediately or suddenly hit you weeks after the abortion procedure. For many, these troubling emotions resurface at various times throughout life and may not go away entirely.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by any of the symptoms below, please feel free to call us or make an appointment with our caring CAPS staff. Whether you’d just like to talk to a sympathetic caregiver or join a After Abortion Support Group near you, CAPS Pregnancy Clinics will walk beside you during this trying time.
These are possible symptoms of post-abortion stress.
- Bouts of crying
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Avoiding intimate relationships
- Engaging in unhealthy relationships
The support program abortionchangesyou.com is a private safe space that serves as a refuge for those who wish to begin the process of healing. This process includes building support, exploring emotions, and identifying loss. These pathways are a starting point for reflection and healing regarding the personal impact of abortion. Each person will go through the process differently. We encourage you to explore the site.
To get after abortion support, contact us at any of the San Diego area clinic locations, call us at 619-337-8080, or schedule an appointment.
All pregnancy services are FREE, including FREE pregnancy test, FREE ultrasound, and FREE pregnancy and abortion education.
Other Services – We also provide low to no cost STI / STD testing.
All our services to you are private – your privacy is important to us.