You are not alone, whether you had an abortion recently or years ago. 

If you’ve just had an abortion, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself, physically and emotionally, after the procedure is over. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat complete meals and do things you enjoy, like taking a walk, spending time with friends or going to the movies. Be sure to read and follow all the after-care guidelines from your abortion provider. 

If you had an abortion is important that your doctor knows about it for various reasons. One, if you're infertile, it indicates that at least at one point in your life you were fertile, secondly, the infertility might be caused by an infection or scar tissue that resulted from the abortion procedure, also multiple abortions could put you at a higher risk for miscarriage, premature birth, ectopic pregnancy and placenta previa. Finally, if you're about to have surgery on your cervix or uterus, your doctor needs to know about prior abortions, as scar tissue might make the surgery more difficult. 

The After-Abortion Support Program aroused as a response to the stories women told about the hurt they experienced after their abortions. Stories recounting suffering that has lasted months and even years after an abortion continues to be expressed by men and women in our offices and others throughout the world.

Whether they are told in support group settings, in many published books, or on the Internet, the pain of abortion surfaced soon after or years later. Even those who advocate for the right of a woman to choose abortion now are telling about the grief, sorrow, confusion and struggle to cope with the aftermath of the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States.

Reading and listening to what they have to say made apparent that a great number of women have experienced the same kind of suffering after their abortions, in other words, a kind of pattern of loss that they share. Some individuals don't realize that It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the lost of a child by abortion. " It sort of feels like a hole in my heart " said one of our clients. 

The Pregnancy Help Center of Park City offers an eight weeks program called "Freedom to Heal", this is a confidential and compassionate space for you to start your unique healing journey, you can choose to participate in this program on a group setting or one-on-one basis. Our  licensed therapist suggested that optimal results could be achieve in a group of three or more participants. 

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