Adoption is a great option if you are concerned about the risks and side effects of an abortion. You have more than one option when it comes to your pregnancy decision.

Here are the facts about abortion and how adoption may prevent depression caused by the procedure. Though adoption comes with its hardships, it may be easier mentally than the potentially harsh effects of abortion.

What is Abortion Like?

There are many physical risks that women could experience after an abortion procedure. On top of these, abortion can increase women’s potential mental health challenges. After an abortion, women may experience the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Depression is just one of the potential mental health effects, but it can impact a woman’s everyday life.

The Mayo Clinic shares that “Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.” Depression may cause feelings of deep sadness, inability to sleep, sleeping too often, and even physical pain like headaches.

What is Adoption Like?

There are significant benefits to adoption as well as great hardships. You could experience mental health challenges with adoption, as placing your child within another family is not something you might have seen yourself doing.

What makes adoption different is that you can hold onto the hope of your child’s future with lots of opportunities. Adoption is a selfless act of love.

Pregnancy Care Center of Chandler offers a one-on-one session with one of our client advocates to discuss adoption. We also offer free referrals to reputable agencies and adoption specialists.

Explore Your Options

If you need help deciding what’s next, we can help. Contact our center today to schedule an initial pregnancy appointment to confirm your pregnancy details. Next, we can discuss your options and offer free support and resources.

We’re here for you.