Several days ago I started a thread about urethra blockage at 18-20 w gestation. My friend has learned this morning that the baby she is carrying has no kidney function. They will be having a D&E later on this week.
They have said she'll sleep through it, but for those of you who have had a D&E this late in pregnancy, can you tell me-- do you get to sleep through the termination part of it? My friend is upset very easily, and of course right now is absolutely no exception. I know if she has to be awake through that, she will absolutely die inside. Is there anything I can share with her that might help her prepare emotionally for the procedure or recovery?
Also, for those who have experienced a loss and have had help from others while you recovered, what did you find to be most helpful to you? I'm thinking about preparing some meals for her and freezing them, but is there anything else that I can do to help her? Or would there be something that could help her more than prepared meals?
Thanks for any advice you can offer. I'm so sad for her