Understanding what to expect before, during, and after a significant medical procedure like abortion is essential. 

Bleeding and cramping happen after almost every abortion, but what else should you expect? Learn about the physical and psychological changes you may experience post-abortion.

What Happens to Your Body During Pregnancy?

Your body begins producing pregnancy hormones soon after conception. From that day forward, those hormones change you physically and emotionally.

The following are a few ways your hormones might change your body:

What Happens Post-Abortion?

It takes your body a while to return to pre-pregnancy hormonal levels. It’s possible to get a positive pregnancy test result for days or weeks after an abortion.

The following are a few changes your body may experience afterward or as a side effect of medical abortion drugs:

Can Abortion Affect Me Emotionally?

Experts have concluded that there is a connection between mental health issues and abortion for at least some women. Most women report feeling immediate relief after an abortion, but some begin to feel guilt, a sense of loss, and anxiety within days, months, or even years.

How Can Sumter Pregnancy Center Help Me?

We provide cost-free services and support. Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, we can provide factual information about abortion procedures, side effects, and potential risks. 
Abortion isn’t the only option for your pregnancy. Contact us online, call us at 803-773-8858, or text us at 803-464-1700. We’re here to help you make an empowered decision for your future.