|Your Heart Can Dance Again!
Abortion, without a doubt, can be one of the most traumatic experiences
in a person's life. The loss of pregnancy through abortion may be
far in your past, but the memories remain. You, the father, or other
family members may feel like emotions are leaving you
lifeless. Your days of dancing across the room or kicking
up your heels are far behind you. You may feel alone,
but you're not! It does take two to tango! We specialize
in coming along side you to assist you in working through
this difficult time. We know that in many cases, the pain
of loss may initially be buried. We've seen abortion trauma
surface in relationship difficulties, depression, or physical, psychological
or spiritual problems.
Pure Grace 101 is here to reach out to men, women, siblings, grandparents or anyone else that might be hurting psychologically, physically or spiritually due to an abortion. We acknowledge that this pain may not be recognized by other family members, friends or society.
But, we KNOW your emotions exist, and we're here to help.
So, what is post-abortion stress/trauma?
PAS/T is a condition which can occur in both men and women after
the abortion experience, due to unresolved psychological, physical
and spiritual aspects. Family members can also be affected.
Symptoms are similar to those in any post traumatic stress disorder.
Basically, it is the personal struggle to work through thoughts,
feelings about the abortion and previous pregnancy, and the goal
is to come to peace with those involved in the decision making process
and ultimate loss of life. Granted some men/women are better equipped
to deal with the aftermath of an abortion, but EVERYONE is changed
by it! As one woman quoted: "Once I laid on that table,
I was never the same!"
Symptoms of PAS/T may not appear all together. Nor will each woman/man possess all of them. If you find that you experience between 5-7 of the following emotions following an abortion, you might consider seeking help for post abortion stress/trauma. Note that sometimes these symptoms happen immediately and sometimes they may not surface for 5-20 years following the procedure.
We can help. All services are free and confidential.