How will I feel after the abortion?

Different women experience different feelings after an abortion and will cope in different ways. Many women find it useful to have someone with them after their abortion. Some women take time off work, while others feel able to go straight back the next day – both responses are quite normal.

After treatment, some women find that their hormones levels swing quite dramatically whilst their bodies adjust. This may result in mood changes and it is common for women to feel a bit sensitive and irritable. After an abortion, some women feel a sense of loss, even if they believe their decision was right. Others may feel relief.