The key to moving on from the pain and loss is awareness and understanding  


Any pregnancy-baby loss can carry loss and trauma.

Abortion, or termination of a pregnany, is

a particular and complex type of pregnancy loss.

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Reactions to an abortion experience vary. Some women are distressed soon after their abortions/terminations. Others appear unaffected.

Often grief may be suppressed and the trauma may sink into the unconscious and not surface for months, years or even decades later.

Many women feel isolated and alone with their pain and anguish. It can help to talk it through with someone uninvolved, who has particular skills and understanding of the issues.

Fathers grieve too, and family and friends can also be affected and may need help to work through issues.

Health professionals, counsellors and pastors need to know understand possible reactions and longer term effects of abortion/termination related loss and trauma, and take care to respond appropriately and sensitively.

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