How Can I Recover Emotionally After An Abortion?

How Can I Recover Emotionally After An Abortion?

Abortion affects every woman differently, but if you’re feeling distressed following an abortion, know that you are not alone. One study found that 75% of women who felt some pressure to have an abortion felt a variety of emotional symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, guilt, regret, and feelings of worthlessness or low self-esteem. Crossroads provides no-cost post-abortive care from our peer counselors, who can help you feel supported during this difficult time. Schedule an appointment today. Continue reading to learn more about the steps you can take toward emotional rec more

What Are the Risks of the Abortion Pill?

What Are the Risks of the Abortion Pill?

When you’re looking into the abortion pill, it’s essential to consider the physical health risks involved. While the abortion pill, also known as a medical abortion, only consists of two drugs that end a pregnancy, it is still a serious medical procedure. At Crossroads, we can give you the information you want to know about abortion procedures. Talk with our healthcare professionals and caring team to get no-cost pregnancy services and resources. Continue reading to learn more about the risks of the abortion pill.

What Is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is more

My birth control failed: What do I do?

My Birth Control Failed: What Do I Do?

Finding out your birth control failed can be extremely unnerving, especially since early pregnancy symptoms are difficult to identify, if you have any at all. But there are some simple steps you can take to ease your mind and get the answers to your concerns. Here are some active steps to calm yourself during this stressful situation.

Identify Early Pregnancy Symptoms

You can detect some early signs of a pregnancy. The most common are:
  • Missed period. If a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you hav more

3 Things Needed Before Abortion

3 Things Needed Before Abortion

When you’re unexpectedly pregnant, your first instinct may be to make a decision as soon as possible. It’s important to take a moment and safeguard your well-being.  There are 3 things you should do before considering abortion. 

1. Confirm Your Pregnancy

You may have taken an at-home test, and while they are very reliable, they aren’t immune to false results. Get a lab-quality pregnancy test at Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, where we can minimize human error and ensure your results. A pregnancy test alone is not enough to confirm whether you are pregn more

Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, deciding if abortion or adoption is the right choice for you involves navigating your health and well-being.  Considering all aspects, including the potential for lasting emotional and psychological impacts, is vital before making this life-altering decision.

What To Know About Abortion

Abortion is a medical procedure to end a pregnancy, done through drugs or surgical methods, depending on the pregnancy's stage and your health considerations.  A more

How to Navigate the Holidays with an Unexpected Pregnancy

How to Navigate the Holidays with an Unexpected Pregnancy

Dealing with the stress of the holiday season and an unexpected pregnancy can be challenging, but it's important to approach it with a positive mindset and thoughtful planning. Here are some tips to help you through this time:

Accept Your Feelings

It's normal to have a mix of emotions. Allow yourself to feel them without judgment. Whether it's excitement, fear, or uncertainty, acknowledging your feelings is the first step in dealing with them effectively.

Seek Professional Support

If you're feeling overwhelmed, consider talking to us at Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center.  We can more

Plan B vs. abortion pill: Different functions, timings. Choose wisely for reproductive health.

What’s the Difference Between the Abortion Pill and Plan B?

While both Plan B and the abortion pill (sometimes called Plan C) involve reproductive choices, they have very different timings and functions. The abortion pill terminates an existing pregnancy while Plan B is classified as an emergency contraceptive preventing pregnancy from occurring.  It’s important to note that abortions are currently banned in the state of Kentucky.*

What Is The Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill commonly consists of two drugs:  mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking the hormone progesterone, which is essential for the pregnancy to continue. Mis more

Will My Insurance Pay For My Girlfriend’s Abortion Pill?

Will My Insurance Pay For My Girlfriend’s Abortion Pill?

Is your girlfriend experiencing an unexpected pregnancy? You are not alone. It’s important to remember not to pressure your girlfriend into making a certain pregnancy decision. She may need your support right now without judgment or pressure.  Maybe you and your girlfriend are considering abortion, and you’re worried about the costs. Abortion can be pricey, especially if your girlfriend doesn’t have insurance. 

Is My Girlfriend Covered? 

Abortion laws and insurance policies vary state by state. First, you should know that in the more

What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

Like many medical procedures, abortion can cause complications, some life-threatening. One complication women should know about is incomplete abortion, which can become dangerous if left untreated.  We’ll walk you through the signs of an incomplete abortion and possible treatment options. Remember, before choosing abortion, make sure you’re informed about the potential risks.

Symptoms You Should Know

Incomplete abortion occurs when some of the pregnancy tissue remains in the uterus after an abortion or miscarriage. Left untreated, it can lead to severe hemorrhaging or sepsis, which can more

the Mental Health Effects of Abortion

What Are the Mental Health Effects of Abortion?

Just as the physical effects of abortion can vary between individuals, it is impossible to predict the mental health effects that a woman will experience. However, abortion has been shown to increase the risk of women experiencing certain mental health struggles.  Protect your mental health by learning about the risk abortion poses.

Post-Abortion Stress

For some women, abortion may feel like a burden has been lifted. They may return to their regular lives as though their pregnancy never occurred. For others, however, abortion can bring about feelings of shame, guilt, sadness, and loss. Thes more

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