In this article we will discuss effects of abortion, but no opportunity to do it or not. Please note in this topic that Spain is regulated by law situations that allow abortion.
We do not refer either to the situation of that woman having an abortion; do not suffer any psychological condition for that reason.
Causes of abortion
There are many different situations in which a woman can be found before an abortion.
The psychological impact of abortion can be determined by the causes of abortion and the feelings of loss and guilt that could be generated.
Sometimes a pregnancy is terminated involuntarily for various reasons, from a mere accident to physiological causes.
On other occasions, a woman voluntarily chooses abortion. It may be because it has detected a dangerous defect in the fetus as a result of a violation or because the pregnancy development creates a serious risk to the physical or mental health of the mother, etc.
Psychological impact of miscarriage
When a woman is faced with a miscarriage, the psychological reactions that can occur are mediated by various issues, including:
Based on these variables, the expected effects are impotence, disappointment, sadness, and in more extreme cases, depression.
Degree of desire of pregnancy: is not the same as the pregnancy is casual or as the result of many months of effort to get it.
Time of pregnancy it occurs. The more advanced, more affected women can be found.
How abortion has occurred: an aggressive accident, a physiological problem, etc.
Consequences it may have in the future.
Social situation in which the woman is the support it can get in this situation.
Degree of perceived responsibility in the abortion, if the woman believes it or not, that has been due to a negligent or careless behavior, etc.
Psychological impact of a voluntary abortion
Although much of the advice could be given to a woman who has an abortion involuntarily found are also valid for a woman who has given it voluntarily, there is a nuance that can totally change the psychological effect of this decision.
The fundamental question is to what extent the decision to terminate the pregnancy was sufficiently considered decision and accepted? It minimize the possible psychological conditions of an abortion in this case begins with a conscious, thoughtful and decisive decision on abortion. It is also important to consider what has been the ultimate reason for this decision, for example, in the case of a rape; some women may interpret abortion as a full release.
If the abortion was performed with serious doubts about whether it was appropriate or not, we can find after the intervention with significant guilt.
Guilt can manifest itself as follows:
The woman who reaches this point should be planted the following idea: blame them and indulging in negative feelings will not solve anything, nor will change what is already done. You can follow the following tips:
The best approach is therefore to break with the obsessive thoughts and act positively. If done well, probably the feelings and emotions will improve.
If after a reasonable time, the woman has not been able to recover and your thoughts and emotions are impossible with a normal life, you can seek help from a psychologist or psychiatrist. There are psychological therapies for the treatment of obsessive ideas and the duel disease or depression that may have been introduced.
- Recurrent thoughts about the decision, whether it was a mistake
- Recurrent thoughts about how the boy would have been if born to
- Sadness, melancholy, emotional liability