Did you find out you are pregnant and you are considering abortion? Around one in four pregnant women end up in your shoes, for various reasons.
Here are some of the most common:
- unplanned pregnancy
- baby with birth defects or genetic problems
- pregnancy threatening the mother’s health
- traumatic experience (incest or rape) led to the pregnancy
It is easy to see why you would consider abortion in any of the situations above. However, even then, you should do your homework and consider the implications. By ending your pregnancy, you wouldn’t be erasing what happened but rather eliminating the consequences and create others.
Believe it or not, abortions have consequences, negative ones. They have been proven throughout the years, and many scientists suggested that gynecologists performing abortions should discuss them with their patients. We will review the most important of them in the following lines.
Long term abortion consequences
1. Previous Abortions Increase the Risks of Future Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Complications, and Preterm Deliveries
Research has shown that women with prior abortions or caesarian deliveries are at risk of developing placenta previa. Instead of attaching itself to the uterus at the top, the placenta covers the cervix and causes severe bleeding during both pregnancy and delivery.
Obviously, the bleeding increases the risk of future abortion, pre-term delivery, and labor complications. Even if the pregnancy continues to develop normally, the pregnant woman may need blood transfusions. If the condition is not resolved, the baby will have to be delivered through caesarian.
Otherwise, by having an abortion today, you increase risks for future pregnancy complications and preterm deliveries. It is the conclusion of a comprehensive review of the available evidence on the long-term effects of abortion.
Personally, I’ve witnessed the negative consequences of abortion in someone close. She had an abortion in her third month of pregnancy. Her second pregnancy ended with a miscarriage. The third one was ectopic.
Now she is trying to conceive with no success. Contrary to what you may think she is in her thirties and in good health. Sure, there could be other factors involved but the coincidence is still concerning, don’t you think?
2. Abortions Increase the Risk of Mental Illness
A recent review of the available studies associates abortion with higher rates of mental illness and deems the abortion experience as a cause of mental health problems in women.
Mihaela is a proud mother of two, happily married to the love of her life and passionate about reading, music, healthy cooking, and child psychology. A sociologist and expert copywriter, she now channels her knowledge and experience in writing for Iris Content, AM Navigator, Top 10 Picks, and, last but not least, her soul-project, BebeYoga.