Signs of PAS

PAS may include any number of emotional responses that can vary from person to person, such as:

  • Recurrent dreams or nightmares of the abortion experience
  • Unsettled feelings or emotional upheaval around the anniversary date of the abortion
  • Unsettled feelings or emotional upheaval around the anniversary of the baby’s due date
  • Relationship problems/choosing unhealthy relationships
  • Alcohol or Substance abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Feelings of guilt and/or shame
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • A “perceived transparency” defined by a sense that everyone can tell how you are feeling
  • Overprotective parenting
  • Detached parenting
  • Feeling “numb”
  • Loss of interest in things that used to bring pleasure
  • Daydreaming about what the baby may have been like
  • Avoidance of all things “baby” (showers, baby section in stores, etc)
  • Avoidance of the subject of abortion.
  • Secrecy
  • Unhealthy coping such as overeating, over shopping, over working, etc.
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of the future
  • Avoidance of spiritual matters, or fear of judgement
  • Unexplainable anger
  • Isolation
  • Sense of low self-worth
  • Intrusive thoughts
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