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HELP: “Will I be able to conceive again after an abortion?”

By Faeza
17 February 2017

Anonymous from Temba writes: 

I had an abortion a few years

ago. Now I want to start

a family with my husband and he

doesn’t know about my past. Will I be

able to fall pregnant again?

Sis Naledi answers:

Termination of pregnancy may

leave you with emotional scars

and feelings of guilt that will

make it difficult to see yourself as a

capable parent again.

Forgiving yourself and understanding

the reasons why it was

necessary for you to make that

decision is important. Physically, you

may not be having any problem but

need a medical doctor to check you

so to confirm your body’s readiness

to bear childre