The Issues stemming from Post Abortive Syndrome: 1

Post Abortive Syndrome

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety (i.e., anxiety attacks).
  • Avoiding Children or Pregnant Women
  • Feeling “Numb”
  • Depression.
  • Thoughts of Suicide
  • Anniversary Reminders – the aborted child’s due date, or the date of the abortion.
  • Experiencing The Abortion Again
  • Wanting To Get Pregnant Again
  • Fear of Infertility
  • Unable to Bond with Present or Future Children
  • Fear that Future Children Will Die
  • Eating disorders.
  • Alcohol and Drug Use



1 Dr. Paul and Teri Reisser in their book, Help for the Post-Abortive Woman (now entitled A Solitary Sorrow)

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