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Who to bring with you

Every year, thousands of women and couples face unplanned and possibly unwanted pregnancy. Most women are helped through this experience by someone they trust.

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You should know

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  • Clients can bring one person with them to the clinic
  • They will be allowed into the waiting area with you but due to the size of some of our clinics they may not be able to stay with you
  • Please be aware that at some point during your time with us, we will want to see you alone
  • There are no facilities for children so please make arrangements for childcare. However, if that is difficult for you please inform the advisor when booking the appointment
  • Whoever accompanies you will need to be patient while we carry out all the checks and medical tests needed during your appointment(s)
  • You will see different BPAS healthcare staff members who will support you throughout your journey, this includes nurses, doctors and support staff
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  • The time that you will stay in the clinic depends on the type of appointment you have been booked in for. See Abortion treatments for more detail.
  • If you are having a surgical treatment under sedation or general anesthetic (asleep), you will need someone to take you home. You must not drive yourself home
  • If you attend your surgical appointment without a support person, and you didn’t make us aware of this beforehand, this may stop us from giving you the treatment you want on that day
  • If you are under 18 years of age, there are different requirements – please see under 18 and considering abortion