After Abortion Care & Miscarriage
Pregnancy loss is an experience involving grief and pain. Such a loss, whatever the cause, whether it be a miscarriage or an abortion is an ordeal that should not be ignored or denied.
Birth Choice provides peer counseling and resources to help with recovery. Many post-abortive experiences have been described to have “symptoms consistent with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD .” Please set up an appointment with one of our peer counselors.
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