Post Abortion Grief

Grief after an abortion can be complicated, manifesting in a variety of symptoms of varying degrees. Some women may feel a sense of loss or sadness; others may feel anxious or depressed without understanding why. For some, abortion can be devastating and they feel that they will never put it behind them.

Abortion grief can affect women, partners, parents, siblings and friends. Some of the symptoms that may be experienced after abortion are:

  • Prolonged, unresolved grief
  • Emotional numbness and emptiness
  • Depression
  • Sudden bouts of crying
  • Nightmares
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Loss of self esteem
  • Anger
  • Shame
  • Guilt and self-blame
  • Flashbacks

It can be difficult to seek help after an abortion. You may feel embarrassed or fear you may be judged; you may feel as if you have no right to seek help, or that others won’t understand. But we are here to listen, and to help.

  • McDougall Building
    Ellerslie Road
    Battery Point, TAS 7004

Our Mission

In acknowledging the importance of all pregnant women and their babies, Pregnancy Counselling and Support provides counselling, physical assistance, moral support and information to women in need, and their families, in a caring, accepting environment.

Our Services
  • Counselling
  • Support service Referrals
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Home Help
  • Baby clothes bundles
Pregnancy Counselling and Support Tasmania
Supported by the Crown through the Department of Health