What about emotional repercussions?

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What about emotional repercussions?
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Sun, 01-13-2008 - 2:29pm

I haven't really read many of the threads on this board because they're so long so this topic may have already been discussed in length but...


What about the psychological effects that abortion has on the mother? I've known both rape victims and people who have just terminated their pregnancy for other reasons...and have experienced the deep regret and sorrow that these women experience as a result of abortion. Another eyeopener was reading testimonies of women on an HG (hypermesis: extreme m/s) board who had abortions to relieve their symptoms. Many of these mothers were devestated by the loss of their child. Granted this is a group of women who have wanted pregnancies but in a way this kind of applies to women who terminate wanted pregnancies because of mostly the POSSIBILITY of a birth defect (testing is definitely not a 100% sure thing). I just always find it funny that PLers are often accused of not thinking about the woman...when really I think abortion has the potential to be worse than death for the mother.

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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 12:31pm
Oh yah same here. I've been depressed before in my life as you said a whole different can of beans more more like well - really HUGE beans. After my son's birth mine hit within a few days but after the abortion it hit after a week or two and I kept telling my psychologist something is wrong but she chalked it up to well - she was not a very good psychologist lets just say that.








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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 1:46pm
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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 4:38pm

""Oh! Lori I see you've already found a super cool off ivillage cf site ;) I've been there for about 3 or 4 years. I just wasn't paying attention when you joined ;) I'm so dense....I was reading it today and thought....hmmm that lady sounds like Lori. OH! IT IS Lori!!! LOL!!!""


Ha! Cool! :)

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Sun, 01-27-2008 - 1:56am

~Short version: is it possible to experience PPD after an abortion?~


Yes, and after miscarriage also, depending on far along you were and how sensitive to hormones.

 

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Sun, 01-27-2008 - 11:08am
And, for the record, I believe that a woman SHOULD be able to get a tubal - upon request.

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