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What do I need to take to hospital ?

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iNEEDaWHINGE · 18/11/2010 18:17

Due to medical issues cannot continue safely with a surprise pregnancy. After advice decided on a medical termination rather than the pill variety.

Going in tomorrow AM.

What do I need to take in with me? I have decided to go private as it's bad enough to have had to make this choice, never mind waiting the 6 week lead time in my NHS area.

Will this make a difference to what i need. I have no idea if i should be taking PJ's or will end up in a paper gown situation.

Has anyone else been private/nhs and has any tips or advice on what will get me through the day.

many thanks in advance

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thisisyesterday · 18/11/2010 18:20

i would take a nightie if you have one, otherwise you will have to wear a gown
um, sanitary towels.

in my experience, at BPAS, they were really lovely. I was quite woozy and shaky afterwards so stayed in bed for a little bit, but most people were up and out fairly soon afterwards.
I bled quite a lot, so worth taking some heavy duty sanitary protection.

aside frm that, just someone to give you a big hug afterwards. hope it all goes ok

iNEEDaWHINGE · 18/11/2010 18:28

so if i wear a nightie instead of pj's i will get to keep my own nightie on?

i'm heading out tonight for some sanitary stuff. is it as bad as after pregnancy bleeding? will i need pads to protect bed when i get home?

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thisisyesterday · 18/11/2010 18:49

I did, tho I guess it might not be standard i don't know? i think they might have asked me to wear one?

bleeding was like a really heavy period for me, prob not quite as bad as straight after birth tho

dollylolly · 18/11/2010 19:00

hi i had a mmc at 11weeks :( on 22/09/2010 i went for a d&c op the next day, i was in hospital for a total of 15 hours waiting for my op which only lasted 20 minutes....i woke up in no physical pain, all i took with me was magazines pjs to change in to as i had to wear a hospital nightie, i was up and about within an hour of coming out of theatre, i bled for 2 weeks but this was nothing more than a really heavy period hope this helps, sorry for your loss

iNEEDaWHINGE · 18/11/2010 20:09

dolly - one of the bonus's of private. there wont be waiting around. i asked that. i was told as long as i'm starved ready for the ansethetic(sp?) and come in at the right time i will be in the theatre at 12.30pm as planned, i've heard a few friends/family mention long waits of more than 12 hours like yours. it seems to be very common in NHS services sadly :(
.. that must be awful it dragged out for 15 hours.

thisis - just been to 24hr tesco. no nighties. i'll just go with the gownie and take pj's for when i wake up.

i've got a book. some heavy duty sanitary pads (with wings) and some bed pads for bed at home. (We have brand new bedding i'm scared to ruin). got a book . gonna hunt out some old scabby pants, dressing gown and some slippers/flip flops for wearing in recovery.

thanks for advice

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dollylolly · 18/11/2010 20:15

yes it was terrible waiting that long i had to be put on a drip eventually because i was so dehydrated, the joys of the nhs! If i was in a position i would have paid privately to... I honestly thought the aftermath of the op would be really horrible and messy but it wasnt that bad at all.

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