Having a termination is a difficult decision that many women have to consider at some stage in their lives, often without very much time or support.
A termination can be a solution that brings relief to a highly stressful situation, but for some the experience can be a sad one, and difficult to deal with.
The physical experience of having a termination is explained on the NHS website. It also advises the symptoms you may experience in the following days or weeks – and when to seek help.
Women respond in different ways to having a termination, and this can change over time. Some women have negative emotional and/or mental health responses to having a termination, such as depression, guilt, difficulty sleeping and feeling unable to get past the experience. If you experience any of these symptoms or other difficulties, there is support available for you.
At TimeNorfolk we offer support for people who are finding it difficult following a termination. We can help you deal with the different emotions you may be experiencing.
Support is usually offered on a one to one basis with one of our advisors, but sometimes it can be helpful to be part of a small group (three or four people) who have had simmilar expereinces, and who can empathise with each other. In the film below Reannon talks about her experience as part of a small group.
This has helped many women recover from their experience.
If you would like to know more or talk about your experience of having had a termination, please call us on one of the following: