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Welcome to P.A.T.H.S.!
Any pregnancy-baby loss can carry loss and trauma. Abortion
or termination of a pregnany is a particular and complex
Reactions vary. Some
women are distressed soon after their abortions/terminations. Others
unaffected. Often grief may be suppressed and the trauma may sink into
the unconscious and not surface for months, years or even decades
Many women feel isolated and alone with their pain and
anguish. It can help to talk it through with someone uninvolved, who
has particular skills and understanding of the issues.
Fathers grieve too, and family and friends can also be
affected and may need help to work through issues.
Health professionals, counsellors and pastors need to
know understand possible reactions and longer term effects of
abortion/termination related loss and trauma, and
take care to respond appropriately and sensitively.
We hope you find the site helpful.
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