“Changed” Helps Anyone Impacted by an Abortion Experience

SAN DIEGO (September 13, 2022) – The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care and Life Perspectives®, the global leader in reproductive grief care research and education, today announced that its President and CEO, Michaelene Fredenburg, has issued a new, second edition of her book “Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or a Loved One’s Abortion Experience.”

“One in four women will have an abortion in the U.S. by the time they turn 45,” explained Dr. Michaelene Fredenburg, President and CEO of the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care and Life Perspectives. “Emotions and reactions after abortion are as unique as fingerprints. But where can women – and their partners and families – turn if they find themselves struggling or confused?”

Complicated feelings, political polarization, and the stigma of abortion often leave those struggling to do so alone in silence – for years and even decades. “Changed” is here for anyone who is searching for their path to peace and looking for open-minded help through kind words.


“Changed” is available on Amazon as a paperback, audiobook or ebook. To purchase “Changed,” go to or simply search for “Michaelene Fredenburg” on


To celebrate the publication of “Changed,” the ebook will be available for free this week on Amazon. Simply download the ebook on Amazon between Tuesday and Saturday this week and read it at no cost!


Readers are already impressed by the powerful impact that the second edition of “Changed” has had on those who may need help and support after an abortion experience:

“Changed….changed my life.”

“Excellent book! I read this in one evening and immediately ordered a copy to be sent to another family member.”

“A welcoming resource for those who desire a safe place.”

“The book is therapeutic and beautifully written…”

“Sensitive, safe space for healing.”

“The stories are impactful and represent so many voices and lives.”

“The ideal resource for healing after abortion.”

“In contrast to the societal cacophony of political and religious noise surrounding abortion, ‘Changed’ speaks with the steady, non-judgmental, honest, and compassionate voice of one who has walked this road and has come back to guide fellow struggling travelers.”

“This book is a gateway for healing.”

“Changed is a much-needed resource that provides pragmatic and empathetic support for those who seek healing.”

“Please read this book and begin the process of healing.”



Institute of Reproductive Grief Care and Life Perspectives® are the global experts in reproductive grief care. We offer education, research, expertise and support after pregnancy and reproductive loss. Our goal is to accelerate the widespread adoption of a reproductive grief standard of care, bringing comfort and hope to millions who are suffering, often alone and in silence.

We provide education and resources to healthcare professionals including hospitals, medical professionals, therapists, social workers and pregnancy centers, as well as community  leaders. We are nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) as a Continuing Education Provider. We are also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.

We are at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care. We also promote the research of others to better understand grief after reproductive loss and to close practice gaps in medicine.

Additionally, we offer healing resources directly to those who are impacted, including our “Forget Me Not Signature Collection” of sympathy cards, jewelry and comfort boxes, all featuring the “Forget Me Not” flower as a symbol of remembrance and respect. These are available for sale in our store. All proceeds go directly to helping those impacted.

Located in San Diego, the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care is also an active campus where organizations and individuals come together for education, research, and healing of grief after reproductive loss. Our new facility features a counseling center, research library, teaching rooms, recording studio, a 400-seat auditorium with remote capabilities and office space for visiting scholars and the team of this growing organization. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information visit