We Will Listen!
Unplanned pregnancy decisions can be difficult to make. It is important that you make the choice that is best for you. Every woman deserves the right to make her own decision based on what is most important to her and not on outside pressures. At Dove Medical, you are in control of your appointment. You will be provided with a trained Decision Coach to ensure that your concerns are addressed. Our Decision Coaches do not take the place of Healthcare Professionals, but rather they will assist you in getting the most out of your visit. We offer all of our patients the Ottawa Personal Decision Guide, a tool designed for people making health or social decisions.
What if I don’t know what my decision is?
You have time! During your appointment, you will be given the opportunity to identify your choices, explore your decision making needs and concerns, build a support system, and consider your next steps. As a member of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, Dove Medical does not benefit financially from any decision you make.
What if I have already made my decision?
The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide can be an excellent tool even if you have already made your decision. Many women find the tool to be helpful as they clarify questions and concerns they may have about their choice.
How do I cope with the pressures of my decision?
Sometimes we face pressures from those who care about us such as partners, family, and friends. Only you know the decision that is best for you! The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide is designed to help you sort through various pressures you may be facing and determine what matters most. You are the only one who will have to carry out your decision.
Will my conversation with my decision coach be confidential?
Dove Medical is a fully accredited medical clinic, therefore, anything discussed during your appointment will be kept completely confidential.
What if I need more help?
We are here to listen! Our Decision Coaches are available to provide ongoing, non-judgmental support throughout the decision making process. We welcome you to return and talk to us at any time. Your unplanned pregnancy concerns are important to us.