Post Abortion Healing and Help, Post Abortion Stress Syndrome Support #abortion, #stress,


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By age 45, 1 out of every 2.5 women in the United States has had at least one abortion!*

Who are these women? They are single women, married women and divorced women. They are teens, young adults, and older women too. They are your friends, your sisters, your cousins, your aunts, your mothers, your neighbors, your co-workers, your schoolmates, they are the women you see every day when you go out into the world. These women come from all different ages, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, countries and religions. There are so many different circumstances that can bring a woman to this site. Chances are there are many women here that understand what got you here. So with all these women undergoing this common medical procedure, why isn’t there more support for women after an abortion, to discuss their experience? Why so few support groups to talk about your physical and emotional issues afterwards? The fear of political or religious backlash, and the fear of negative reactions from friends or family keeps most women from discussing anything they feel after their abortion. This makes an incredibly hard physical and emotional experience even worse, because the woman has no outlet for support. This website tries to fill that need, and provides a neutral, non-political, non-religion based, non-judgmental place for women to communicate with each other after an abortion.

How you feel after an abortion should not be a ‘political’ or ‘religious’ issue – if you have a need for support, want to talk, or have emotional or physical problems, they should be treated just like the issues with any other medical procedure.

What is this website about? This site is for women who have had an abortion, and want a place to talk about their abortion, and find peer support in a neutral, non-judgemental place. The site was created in June 1998, and now has thousands of women who post on our after abortion support message boards. sharing support, knowledge, experiences and help for each other. Our message boards have hundreds of thousands of posts, thousands of members, and discuss every aspect of post abortion support, recovery, and life after an abortion. You cango sign up for an account and get immediate support and conversation with other women who have experienced the same thing you have. Go to the message boards

How many women are talking right now on the message boards? Hundreds! How many stories can you go read right now, that have information and answers to questions you might have about post-abortion recovery? Literally, millions! As of 2/23/2015, the message boards have over 2,779,557 posts and 38,687 members! Because we have members from around the world in many different time zones, there is always someone on-line either posting or chatting, and they’d be happy to talk with you! Even if you don’t want to talk, there are almost 2.5 million posts you can read through, to find comfort and support. You are not alone and your feelings are shared by thousands of women around the globe. Our boards cover every aspect of life after an abortion, and we have a lot of different topics to explore. Click Here to go join the message boards and find information and instant friends who truly understand!

More about this site: This website contains information, help and resources for women dealing with Post Abortion Stress Syndrome, also referred to as “PASS”. We provide neutral, non-judgmental, non-religion based, non-politically affiliated online support, information, help and healing. This site was created by “jilly”, a woman who has recovered from her own struggles with PASS after 5 abortions. We provide help through “peer support” discussion, volunteer helpers, message board communication and online information. “Peer Support” means that there are no professional counselors or doctors here, just other women who have been through these experiences and understand them. Regardless of whether your abortion was 3 weeks ago, 3 years ago, or 30 years ago, you can find other women who understand, and lots of support.

  • How to feel better after an abortion – PASS Recovery Steps – This book is for women who had an abortion 3 months or more ago, and are not feeling better, and are having persistent problems with getting back to normal.
  • You can also buy a print version of the PASS Recovery Steps below, from Cafe’ Press. Individual Recovery Steps Workbook

    We have a special section on our message board system for women working on the Individual Recovery Steps. If you want help, have questions or need input or support on a particular step, please post at the Individual Recovery Steps Message Board.

    Is This A Pro-Choice Or Pro-Life Site?

    This site is neither, it is “Politically Neutral”, and is devoted to healing and recovery for women who’ve had abortions. This site does not endorse any political view about abortion, or endorse any specific religious view about abortion. It is strictly a neutral place of healing, information and support for women, their families and friends after an abortion. We treat this as a medical issue for women, not a political or religious one. Therefore at our message boards and chats there is no discussion allowed on prolife vs prochoice issues, judgement or questioning of women’s reasons, or discussions about the “morality” of abortion. If you choose to participate in our interactive groups, please respect our site policy on these issues. Our site is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and is not financed or supported by any political or religious groups. It is supported solely by the members at the message boards, and profits from the sale of products.

    What Is “Post Abortion Stress Syndrome?”

    Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) is the name for a condition that can affect women after an abortion. Just like any other condition, PASS does not affect every woman who has an abortion. Some women who have abortions feel peaceful about their decision beforehand, have a pain-free and physically easy experience, feel relieved afterwards, and then live the rest of their lives with no problems or regrets. Other women may have a different experience, and may have a more difficult time with the physical procedure itself, and the emotional and physical recovery process. Those who are affected can find themselves having problems with a common set of physical or emotional issues. After an abortion it’s possible that a woman will have some normal feelings of grief, guilt, sadness, crying and loss. If the feelings become severe, interfere with her daily activities, persist for a long period of time, or lead to other more serious problems, she may be suffering from PASS. Click Here for a list of detailed symptoms of PASS, lists of common problems, and more specific information.

    Doesn’t having PASS problems mean I am “prolife”, or “regret my decision”?”

    NO! PASS is a collection of physical and/or emotional issues that are common to women after an abortion. It is not expereinced only by women who are prolife, or who regret their abortion. There are plenty of prochoice women who have experienced PASS. There are also plenty of women who feel their abortion was the right choice, and don’t regret it, yet still have problems with PASS. PASS is a medical condition, and has nothing to do with politics or religion.

    What about you and the people who run this site?

    My view on abortion is neutral. The volunteers who help run this site and the message boards and chats have many different views – but the important thing is that everyone who helps out here has a strict devotion to neutrality, and our support and help is totally neutral. Click here to donate money directly to hosting costs for www.afterabortion.com
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    Compulsive Hoarding Cleaning NJ, House & Home Clutter Disorder Hoarder Clean Up


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    Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering Syndrome Housecleaning

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    Hoarding is the acquisition of large quantities of worthless junk items combined with the inability to discard them. This behavior may be associated with various psychiatric problems, but it is most commonly found in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). An estimated 700,000 to 1.4 million people in the USA are estimated to have compulsive hoarding syndrome (according to the International OCD Foundation). Since 1974, Gerrus Maintenance Inc. has been providing clutter removal and control services, senior squalor cleanup. disinfecting. odor remediation. microbial remediation. organizing, and decluttering help to compulsive hoarders, their families, and the children of hoarders. Our service area includes all of New Jersey. Staten Island. New York, and Northeastern Pennsylvania. We have experienced, sensitive, discreet, professional specialists on our staff to assist with all tasks, such as heavy duty housecleaning of neglected premises or unsanitary hoarding clean up or legally-ordered emergency remediation.

    Saver syndrome is a condition that leads to the collection of potentially desirable or useful items to a disabling extent. We provide experienced, professional cleaning, sanitizing. deodorizing. indoor allergen removal, throw-out, repackaging, and organizational help for savers and their families.

    Animal or pet hoarding is specialized hoarder behavior whereby numbers of household pets, domesticated barnyard animals, or non-domesticated animals are kept under squalid conditions that are unhealthy for both hoarder and animal, inhumane, unsanitary, odorous. and pose a health hazard to all those in the vicinity. Gerrus Maintenance Inc. is an organization that provides cleaning and organizing help for hoarders and much-needed assistance to their families. We have the expertise and cleanout experience to service any home with health hazardous conditions caused by animal waste accumulations characteristic of pet and animal hoarders. We are United States EPA RRP-certified.

    Some of the symptoms of hoarding, such as indecisiveness, avoidance, and procrastination, can prevent anyone who is afflicted from being able to live in a clean, safe, sanitary, orderly indoor environment. Often, a family member, friend, or social worker must step in with some assistance. When that happens, call upon Gerrus. We will solve the problems associated with the buildup of junk, trash, food waste, garbage, bird and insect droppings, animal dander and other indoor allergens, human and animal urine or feces, and other problematic waste. Call us today for your cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing needs.

    Ask the experienced, sensitive, competent, fully trained staff of Gerrus Maintenance Inc. for help. Our chemical engineer-managed staff will efficiently and discreetly de-clutter, clean, sanitize, and deodorize the affected residence, basement, attic or office in short order. Since 1974, Gerrus has performed difficult heavy duty, health hazard cleanups. with care and understanding, for those affected by compulsive hoarding cluttering syndrome (Diogenes Syndrome or Pack Rat Syndrome), senile squalor syndrome (Plyushkin s Syndrome or Havisham s Syndrome), or Saver Syndrome. We specialize in heavy duty sanitizing, odor removal and health hazard remediation. We serve all of New Jersey. Staten Island New York. and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

    • Specialized, heavy-duty decluttering and cleanup for your house or apartment
    • Clutter, junk and trash removal with or without dumpster service
    • Partial or total residence clean out
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    We were asked to empty a neglected residence piled four-feet deep with trash. The owner had died, reportedly leaving a will written in a foreign language somewhere among the trash, probably on the back of a used postal envelope. We filled 10 dumpsters with garbage, sifting as we went. As impossible as it sounds, we found the will and other important documents on bits of scrap paper. During the process, we cleaned and deodorized the premises. We not only saved this neglected residence from the bulldozer, but also saved an inheritance for his heirs.

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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – American Pregnancy Association #fetal #alcohol #syndrome #article


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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

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    Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in a number of physical, neurological and mental conditions that range in severity. These fall under the term “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), the most known of which are Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). Fetal Alcohol Effects can also be separated into two different categories: Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD).

    What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is one of the most common causes of mental retardation and is the only one that is 100% preventable. The effects are irreversible and last a lifetime.

    The effects of FAS include mental retardation, malformations of the skeletal system and major organ systems (specifically the heart and brain), inhibited growth, central nervous system complications, poor motor skills, mortality, and difficulty with learning, memory, social interaction, attention span, problem solving, speech and/or hearing.

    There are also facial features that are characteristic of babies with FAS. These include small eyes, short or upturned nose, flat cheeks, and thin lips. These features fade as the child grows up, but the child still has to cope with numerous other difficulties.

    What are Fetal Alcohol Effects?

    The two categories for Fetal Alcohol Effects are Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD):

    ARND describes the mental and behavioral impairments such as learning disabilities, poor school performance, poor impulse control, and problems with memory, attention and/or judgment.

    ARBD describes the malformations of the skeletal system and major organ systems such as the heart, kidneys, bones, and/or auditory system.

    How is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome different from Fetal Alcohol Effects?

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a result of high doses of alcohol consumption during pregnancy such as binge drinking and/or drinking on a regular basis. Fetal Alcohol Effects are a result of moderate drinking throughout pregnancy. The results of both FAS and FAE are irreversible and lifelong.

    Is any amount of alcohol safe to drink?

    There is no amount of alcohol that is safe to consume during pregnancy, but the more alcohol that is consumed, the greater the risk to your developing baby.

    How can I prevent FAS and FAE?

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects are 100% preventable for a woman who completely abstains from alcohol during pregnancy. Therefore, if you are aware that you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or think you could be pregnant, you should not consume any amount of alcohol.

    For more information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, contact the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at 1-800-66-NOFAS (666-6327) or contact The SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence at 1-866-786-7327

    Last updated: June 1, 2017 at 16:17 pm

    Compiled using information from the following sources:

    1. National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

    2. The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence.