23.06.2014

Abortion effects on mother

Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major.19 However the majority of complications take time to develop and will not be apparent for days, months or even years. According to the best record based study of deaths following pregnancy and abortion, a 1997 government funded study in Finland, women who abort are approximately four times more likely to die in the following year than women who carry their pregnancies to term. The leading causes of abortion related maternal deaths within a week of the surgery are hemorrhage, infection, embolism, anesthesia, and undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies. For a complete review of the literature see Deaths associated with abortion compared to childbirth: a review of new and old data and the medical and legal implications (2004). Women with a history of one abortion face a 2.3 times higher risk of having cervical cancer, compared to women with no history of abortion. Between 2 and 3% of all abortion patients may suffer perforation of their uterus, yet most of these injuries will remain undiagnosed and untreated unless laparoscopic visualization is performed.5 Such an examination may be useful when beginning an abortion malpractice suit.
Significant cervical lacerations requiring sutures occur in at least one percent of first trimester abortions.
Abortion increases the risk of placenta previa in later pregnancies (a life threatening condition for both the mother and her wanted pregnancy) by seven to fifteen fold. Abortion is associated with cervical and uterine damage which may increase the risk of premature delivery, complications of labor and abnormal development of the placenta in later pregnancies.
Approximately 10% of women undergoing elective abortion will suffer immediate complications, of which approximately one-fifth (2%) are considered life threatening. In general, most of the studies cited above reflect risk factors for women who undergo a single abortion. In a survey of 1428 women researchers found that pregnancy loss, and particularly losses due to induced abortion, was significantly associated with an overall lower health. This finding is supported by a 1984 study that examined the amount of health care sought by women during a year before and a year after their induced abortions.
Abortion is significantly linked to behavioral changes such as promiscuity, smoking, drug abuse, and eating disorders which all contribute to increased risks of health problems. Teenagers, who account for about 30 percent of all abortions, are also at much high risk of suffering many abortion related complications.
A study of the medical records of 56,741 California medicaid patients revealed that women who had abortions were 160 percent more likely than delivering women to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment in the first 90 days following abortion or delivery. In a study of post-abortion patients only 8 weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor.
Researchers have identified a large number of statistically significant risk factors that identify which women are at greatest risk of experiencing one or more severe reactions to abortion. Researchers in Finland have identified a strong statistical association between abortion and suicide in a records based study (see figure at the right). Thirty to fifty percent of the women who experience difficulty adjusting to a past abortion report experiencing sexual dysfunctions, of both short and long duration, beginning immediately after their abortions.
Abortion is linked with increased depression, violent behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, replacement pregnancies, and reduced maternal bonding with children born subsequently.
While psychological reactions to abortion fall into many categories, some women experience all or some of they symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


As previously mentioned, Barnard’s study identified a 19% rate of PTSD among women who had abortions three to five years previously. Women who have one abortion are at increased risk of having additional abortions in the future.
This increased risk is associated with the prior abortion due to lowered self esteem, a conscious or unconscious desire for a replacement pregnancy, and increased sexual activity post-abortion.
Im strongly against abortions, BUT, i am a mother of a 2 yr old and 5wks pregnant with another baby. In either event, whether he becomes supportive or continues to encourage the idea of having an abortion, you need to expand your support network by contacting a pregnancy help center and reaching out to friends and family members who will give you emotional support and who will reinforce your decision to protect your child and yourself from an unwanted abortion.
On Monday, February 28th, 2011 in response to the continued epidemic of abortion in the Black community and the recent revelations of Black Philadelphia Abortionist Kermit Gosnell's house of abortion horrors, a National Day of Mourning has been called into being by the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), Black Americans account for 30%1 of all abortions nationwide, even though the racial group only comprises 13%2 of the population.
My friend Ryan Bomberger, CEO of the Radiance Foundation5, whose biological mother was raped yet still went through nine (9) months of pregnancy to give him life.
Next time you see a news report celebrating a mother opting to have her child dismembered, see if they mention any of these.
Whether explicitly expressed or implied, women can feel pressured by their lovers to have an abortion. She is physically capable of conceiving, yet she has convinced herself she cannot be a mother. The risk of uterine perforation is increased for women who have previously given birth and for those who receive general anesthesia at the time of the abortion.(6) Uterine damage may result in complications in later pregnancies and may eventually evolve into problems which require a hysterectomy, which itself may result in a number of additional complications and injuries including osteoporosis. Prior induced abortion not only increased the risk of premature delivery, it also increased the risk of delayed delivery. Of patients who have a chlamydia infection at the time of the abortion, 23% will develop PID within 4 weeks. The nine most common major complications which can occur at the time of an abortion are: infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock. These same studies show that women who have multiple abortions face a much greater risk of experiencing these complications. For example, promiscuity and abortion are each linked to increased rates of PID and ectopic pregnancies. Approximately half had many, but not all, symptoms of PTSD, and 20 to 40 percent showed moderate to high levels of stress and avoidance behavior relative to their abortion experiences. Symptoms of intrusion in PAS cases include: recurrent and intrusive thoughts about the abortion or aborted child, flashbacks in which the woman momentarily reexperiences an aspect of the abortion experience, nightmares about the abortion or child, or anniversary reactions of intense grief or depression on the due date of the aborted pregnancy or the anniversary date of the abortion.
Women with a prior abortion experience are four times more likely to abort a current pregnancy than those with no prior abortion history. Subsequent abortions may occur because of conflicted desires to become pregnant and have a child and continued pressures to abort, such as abandonment by the new male partner. The risk of falling into a repeat abortion pattern should be discussed with a patient considering her first abortion.


All across the country, Americans are invited to mourn the loss of over 55 million babies killed by the Supremely wicked Supreme Court decisions of legalized abortion, known as Roe v. David Reardon for compiling research to support this list of side effects of abortion in his book, Aborted Women: Silent No More). Similar elevated risks of subsequent ovarian and liver cancer have also been linked to single and multiple abortions.
This point is especially noteworthy since approximately 45% of all abortions are for repeat aborters.
These findings support previous research which reported that during the year following an abortion women visited their family doctors 80% more for all reasons and 180% more for psychosocial reasons. Which contributes most is unclear, but apportionment may be irrelevant if the promiscuity is itself a reaction to post- abortion trauma or loss of self esteem.
Most significant was the finding that 25% of women who had abortions made visits to psychiatrists as compared to 3% of the control group.
If the woman has repeatedly been a victim of domineering abuse, such an unwanted abortion may be perceived as the ultimate violation in a life characterized by abuse. Furthermore, since women who have more than one abortion are at a significantly increased risk of suffering physical and psychological sequelae, these heightened risks should be thoroughly discussed with women seeking abortions.
Approximately 5% of patients who are not infected by chlamydia develop PID within 4 weeks after a first trimester abortion.
The authors also found that “if a partner is present and not supportive, the miscarriage rate is more than double and the abortion rate is four times greater than if he is present and supportive.
Other women, no matter how compelling the reasons they have for seeking an abortion, may still perceive the termination of their pregnancy as the violent killing of their own child. Clinical experience has demonstrated that the women least likely to cooperate in post-abortion research are those for whom the abortion caused the most psychological distress. This may be due to abortion related reactions such as lowered self-esteem, greater distrust of males, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, and increased levels of depression, anxiety, and volatile anger. At especially high risk are teenagers, separated or divorced women, and women with a history of more than one abortion.
Women who have more than one abortion (representing about 45% of all abortions) are more likely to require public assistance, in part because they are also more likely to become single parents. Still other women, report that the pain of abortion, inflicted upon them by a masked stranger invading their body, feels identical to rape. Cost consequences of induced abortion as an attributable risk for preterm birth and informed consent. Reproductive outcomes following induced abortion: a national register-based study in Scotland. Swingle HM, Colaizy TT, Zimmerman MB, et al Abortion and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis.



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