I’ve had an abortion … is there someone I can talk to?
Post Abortion Recovery and Education (PARE)
We offer a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment to express and work through the emotions associated with abortion loss.
Although many women feel some relief after an abortion, many others have negative emotions afterwards. These reactions may be immediate or may occur years later. Women who have had an abortion have reported the following reactions:
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Difficulty Bonding with Partner or Children
- Eating Disorders
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we offer confidential, compassionate support designed to help women work through these feelings. Our Post Abortion Recovery and Education (PARE) program is highly confidential and available one-on-one or in a group format.
“I chose to have an abortion because I thought that having a baby would ruin my life. After I had the abortion it was like I was holding this big secret. I didn’t want anyone to know because I felt guilty and so ashamed. There’s always this sense of loss and I struggle with sadness.” ~Carla
You can call 403-343-1619 and ask to speak to someone about the PARE program. If you are calling after hours, you may leave a confidential voicemail and one of our PARE program leaders will return your call within 2-3 business days. In order to protect your privacy, our phone number is blocked and we will never identify ourselves if someone other than you answers the phone. If you prefer, you may email PARE@pregnancycare.ca. You may also call us toll free at 1-844-343-1611.
This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.
Our Locations and Hours
Rocky Mountain House
Greenwood Neighbourhood Place
96 2 Avenue NW, Sundre, AB
24 Hour Helpline: 1-844-343-1611
Monday: 10am – 2pm