Sometimes a difficult decision is made to terminate a pregnancy. Genetic information may reveal abnormalities, or a pregnancy might threaten a woman’s physical or emotional health, or the pregnancy may be unintended. Terminating a pregnancy can be one of the most heart- wrenching experiences of a lifetime. Whatever the reason, grief, sadness, guilt, anxiety, or confusion may come up. It can be particularly difficult to talk to friends about a termination and the feelings around it. The sanctuary of a consulting room can feel like a haven to process whatever feelings come up.
This is often a time when a support group with other parents who have terminated a pregnancy is helpful.
Please feel free to contact me at my Chico, CA office with any questions.