Most abortions are caused by girls or mothers who aren’t ready to carry a pregnancy to full term due to certain reasons. One major reason is financial difficulty whereby the mother feels she can’t cater for the child’s needs. Being abandoned by a loved one, depression and physical abuse are other factors. Do you know what it feels like after the pregnancy termination?
They say “choices have consequences”. You are now free from stress the first few months after an abortion but hey wait. The psychological effects afterwards is unbearable. Memories of how your child would have been starts to haunt you. You keep on asking yourself if you did the right thing.
Oh my God, you start cursing the nurse who assisted you in procuring an abortion. Did you know your once friendly nurse would be your enemy? Ooh no you didn’t. Slowly comes the intrusive memories that won’t let you rest.
The cries of a baby won’t leave your ears. It’s images keep cropping in your mind and you are shattered hoping to hold the little bundle of joy. Slowly by slowly your mental health starts deteriorating. Everywhere you go babies are either crying or clouding your mind.
It’s already one year and you resemble a resurrected zombie. Finally reality downs on you that indeed you carried a human being who deserved to leave. The torture continues and coping has become a problem.
Should I seek psychological help? Am I going crazy? can I get my baby back? All these questions without an answer. Sometimes you wish it was unintended miscarriage but hell no! I guess nobody would love to go through all that.
Eventually a psychologist or a psychiatric comes to your aid by assisting you with coping mechanisms. Though you are still confused, they have assured you of healing with time.Hope is slowly returning and you are on your way to recovery. Normalcy has returned through forgiving yourself and God is also on your side.
Keep that bundle joy and happiness shall follow you.Do not let circumstances lead you to the wrong direction. Thinking of an abortion? Reflect again. As long as both you and the baby are safe, do not worry of your financial status or a run away dad. Incase of physical abuse? Find a safer place to stay, contact the relatives or family members you trust. All will be well in due time.