Considering an Abortion
Making choices around an unintended pregnancy can be complicated and difficult and especially so during this time. You may have more fears or concerns, or you may feel more isolated. Most abortions are happening in people’s homes, for some this is helpful, for others it is more difficult.
After an Abortion
The decision to have an abortion can be a difficult one. There can be a lot of feelings afterwards. For some, the main feeling is relief. Others feel distressed and upset, but do not know where to turn for help. Many years later these feelings may have not gone away.
Feeling distressed or numb can be upsetting and can cause anxiety. It can be helpful to have someone to talk things through. The counselling service provides a space where you can piece together what has happened and work out what you feel.
Alternative Listening Rooms also offer pre and post-abortion support online and by telephone. Their website has an excellent resources page.
This is not an emergency service and if you need urgent support we would recommend you contact one of the following services:
- Samaritans (telephone counselling): 116123
- Breathing Space (telephone support): 0800838587
- Emergency Services: 999