ABORTION


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The fact that you have clicked onto this page shows you either had an abortion, are considering one or someone close to you is considering one - maybe even your girlfriend.
If you are considering an abortion, please make sure that you also visit the page concerning a crisis pregnancy in order for you to make an informed decision.

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, abortion -


When you fell pregnant, it became part of your life experiences - although an abortion will take away your pregnancy it can never take away the life experience. Saying that, it is important to realize that an abortion is not an eraser for a pregnancy, nor is it a "quick fix".

When you are in an urgent and difficult situation, abortion seems like the best thing to do. But most people know very little about abortion. It is important for you to have all the information so that you can decide for yourself.

The facts about abortion...
Most abortions are done before 12 weeks of pregnancy when they are performed under local anaesthetic by suction method (please note that methods and services do differ - make sure about the method and after care before you choose a service provider).

You may not have realized what was involved in an abortion. Take time and think through all the information given. Based on our experience of helping those who had abortions, these are some useful questions you may want to ask yourself:


When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, many women feel as if their head is telling them one thing and their heart another. Do you also feel this 'split'?

Abortion is not an easy thing to do. It may appear as if it is, but many women find they simply exchange one set of problems for another.

Please Note...


POST-ABORTION STRESS

Although an abortion is something a woman may have chosen for various reasons at a difficult time in her life, it may still be an extremely painful emotional experience for her afterwards. Even if it was a long time ago, it will remain her uncomfortable secret, not her badge of honour.

Many woman find it difficult to understand why they feel the way they do. They think they are the only ones who have a problem being near babies or walking past a creche. That sudden tearfulness, the feeling of emptiness, that bad dream you had about a baby...

It's called post-abortion stress and many suffer from it in silence. Partners don't seem to understand; tension rises. Relationships break down. Life can seem overwhelming. Some women even turn to drink or drugs to try to numb the pain of it all.

Are you experiencing PAS?


Click here to read more about Post-Abortion Stress

Always remember...
If you are suffering from the loss of a child from abortion, there is help for you - you don't have to be alone. Born to Care offers free post-abortion counselling. It takes a lot of courage to come for help. You'll have the opportunity to see someone on a one-to-one basis. You'll be able to tell your story confidentially and gradually work through your feelings such as guilt and shame, grief, anger and depression. You'll be offered help to resolve these things in healthy ways, rather than struggle to keep everything under control.

Contact us for Post-abortion counselling


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