Having an abortion is an emotional rollercoaster for some. Emotional and psychological side effects are more common than physical ones. It’s normal to experience a wide range of emotions which may be different before and after the procedure, some positive, some negative. You may question whether you are making the right decision or you may feel relief in the decision you have made. Every woman is different. Every woman’s circumstance is different.
Some women might feel anger at having to make the choice. Some women might experience sadness, guilt, or depression. For some, these feelings may go away quickly, for others they may last for a length of time.
These responses can be influenced by a lack of support by a partner or parents, feeling forced to have an abortion, prior beliefs, rape, or feelings of attachment to the pregnancy.
It may be easier for you to talk through your worries with a trained professional rather than a family member or friend, as they are not personally involved in your situation.
NUPAS offer a pre and post-abortion counselling service for anyone considering abortion. Our fully trained, compassionate and knowledgeable counsellors offer counselling over the telephone or face to face in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. We want to ensure that you feel fully supported both physically and emotionally throughout your journey.
Our counsellors will not make decisions for you. They are there for you to talk to about your feelings and work on coping strategies. If you are having pre-abortion counselling and decide to proceed with an abortion, you can access one of our clinics situated around the country.
During pre-abortion counselling at NUPAS, we want to help you to reach a decision that is best for you. Some organisations, however, will advertise abortion counselling but will not offer information on abortion.
NUPAS provide you with unbiased information that does not to prioritise anyway. It is important, if you are considering an abortion, you ask the organisation that you undertake abortion counselling with whether they will be able to refer you for an abortion treatment.
Our clinics are all registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission, enabling you to access an abortion in a safe and caring environment.