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Shea
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My friend is *hopefully* going to get an abortion within the next few weeks, so long as she manages to find some sort of ID to give to the doctor. I volunteered to drive her there and back and take care of her afterwords, but I'm a bit clueless about what to do.

I hear lots of water would be good to give her, and a heated pad for cramps. Would I need anything else, other than a good funny movie to laugh at and arms to hug with?

She's having the surgery type, if that changes anything.

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orca
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Hi Shea. That's really wonderful of you to accompany your friend and take care of her like that. I found this information from PP's website about what to expect after a surgical abortion, though it is aimed at the person getting the abortion. The site says, though, that written after-care instructions will be given at the time of the abortion, but I'm assuming that's going to be more on the side of health care, and unless I'm mistaken it seems you're asking more about emotional care? If so, you may find this info from Exhale to be helpful. I'm also going to leave a note for Heather as she can give you some more in-depth and personal advice.

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Thanks! [Big Grin]
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