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What Percent Of Women Regret Having An Abortion
Hi.. I had an abortion almost 2 months now i had my first period a week ago but i regret having an abortion and i want to replace my baby is it safe?
Replace?: I'm sorry to hear of your painful feelings, but it isn't possible to replace the particular baby that was aborted. Usually after an abortion it's recommended to wait several months before becoming pregnant again. Speak with your ob-gyn physician about this. If you're having difficulty with grief, working with a therapist about this may help you a lot. Good luck. ...Read more
to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more
Abortion: Technically there is no limit to a number of abortions someone can have. That being said, pregnancy can be risky. Medical and surgical abortions have their own risks as well. I would recommend a reliable form of birth control so as to avoid unintended pregnancies and therefore avoid risks of pregnancies and abortion. ...Read more
Abortion risks: Abortions usually have no long-term physical consequences for the woman. In rare cases it can cause scarring inside the uterus making future pregnancies difficult or impossible. Multiple terminations can cause preterm delivery by cervical incompetence in future pregnancies. Terminations can sometimes cause a hefty psychological toll. ...Read more
Regret can occur: After any decision a person makes. Decisions that are irreversible may produce stronger regret when regret occurs. If the decision to have an abortion was made with careful rational thought, free from pressure & coercion, it will less likely be regretted. The abortion decision occurs in the time-pressured circumstance of advancing pregnancy. Thinking it through before pregnancy is helpful. ...Read more
Maybe help can help: That is a very powerful and complex concern. For all women, it is a very important and difficult event. For some it has more meanings than for others. Most can benefit from support given by people who understand what is most important to you. This can be from friends, lovers, family or mentors - but there are caring professionals too. There are gentle clergy as well as therapists. Forgiving's good. ...Read more
Cramping, spotting: The main physical changes are the body going back to its pre-pregnancy state. Someone can have cramping or spotting. Sometimes breasts can become swollen, painful or engorged. Most of these symptoms can be managed with ibuprofen. I also recommend following up with one's doctor afterwards to check in. If fever, pain, nausea/vomiting, or foul discharge occur, seek immediate help. ...Read more
Bleeding, infection: When abortion was uniformly illegal, desperate women would submit to "back alley" procedures performed by unlicensed, unregistered, unskilled persons under non-sterile conditions. Infections, which were life threatening, and uncontrolled bleeding often resulted. Of course the wealthy had skilled practioners paid to do this well. Abortion now can be safe but is under political attack. ...Read more
Chromosomal errors: The quality of eggs deteriorate with age and once fertilization occurs, these embryos have higher rate of chromosomal malformations leading to miscarriage. Other co-morbidities (diabetes, hypertension that is present at this age more than younger years) complicates issues further Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
Emotions: Since a woman's uterus heals so rapidly and completely after an abortion, in my view, her emotional condition is the most affected by the abortion. Most women heal emotionally too quite well especially if they have the support of a good partner or family. Usually pregancy symptoms go away quickly as well so that by 1-2 weeks all symptoms have disappeared. ...Read more
Varied : Some women have an abortion because they are pregnant at the wrong time in their lives. Other very desired pregnancies are terminated when the fetus is diagnosed with a severe malformation. I have also had mothers terminate because their health was in jeopardy. Life is not always straight forward. ...Read more
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