Decision-making in pregnancyDDecision-making in pregnancyDecision-making in pregnancyEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC10.000000000000049.0000000000000295.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about handling decisions during pregnancy. Calm, clear decision-making and various expert opinions will ensure the best outcome.</p><p>Pregnancy usually proceeds along smoothly and without complications. However, if complications arise during your pregnancy, your health-care provider may need to discuss diagnostic and treatment options with you. If you have been seeing a midwife or family physician, they may need to refer you to an obstetrician to take over your prenatal care.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>You have the right to complete information about every possible approach, even if they are experimental.</li> <li>The final decision about diagnostic procedures and treatment is up to you, including the right to refuse procedures or treatment and seek a second opinion.</li></ul>
Décisions à prendre en cours de grossesseDDécisions à prendre en cours de grossesseDecision-making in pregnancyFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC10.000000000000049.0000000000000295.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sachez comment prendre des décisions concernant votre grossesse. Pour obtenir le meilleur résultat possible, la décision doit être prise sereinement et s’appuyer sur l’avis de différents experts.</p><p>En règle générale, la grossesse se déroule sans heurts ni complications. Néanmoins, si des complications surviennent pendant votre grossesse, votre fournisseur de soins voudra sans doute vous parler du diagnostic et des choix de traitement qui s’offrent à vous. Si vous êtes suivie par une sage-femme ou un médecin de famille, un obstétricien prendra sans doute le relais de vos soins prénataux. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Vous avez à des informations complètes concernant les choix qui s’offrent à vous, même si certains n’en sont qu’au stade expérimental.</li> <li>C’est à vous seule que la décision relative à l’intervention ou au traitement revient, y compris le droit de refuser des interventions ou des traitements et d’obtenir une seconde opinion.</li></ul>

 

 

Decision-making in pregnancy388.000000000000Decision-making in pregnancyDecision-making in pregnancyDEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC10.000000000000049.0000000000000295.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about handling decisions during pregnancy. Calm, clear decision-making and various expert opinions will ensure the best outcome.</p><p>Pregnancy usually proceeds along smoothly and without complications. However, if complications arise during your pregnancy, your health-care provider may need to discuss diagnostic and treatment options with you. If you have been seeing a midwife or family physician, they may need to refer you to an obstetrician to take over your prenatal care.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>You have the right to complete information about every possible approach, even if they are experimental.</li> <li>The final decision about diagnostic procedures and treatment is up to you, including the right to refuse procedures or treatment and seek a second opinion.</li></ul><p>Your health-care provider will outline the benefits and risks associated with each approach. They will suggest the treatment that, in their opinion, is most appropriate for you and your unborn baby. You have the right to complete information about every possible option, even if they are experimental. </p><p>Write down the information as your health-care provider discusses it with you. It may be quite complicated. Having it written down means you can reflect on it later, when you're better able to absorb the information. It also helps to learn as much about the diagnostic procedure or treatment as possible. Do research about it at the library; gather brochures and books from support organizations; search this and other reputable Web sites; and talk to people who have experienced something similar. Many people find that knowing more helps them to cope with what is happening. </p><p>The final decision about diagnostic procedures and treatment is up to you. If you don’t understand the options, ask as many questions as it takes. In most cases, there will be time to think this over and make a decision. </p><p>Keep in mind that you have the right to refuse diagnostic procedures and treatment, and you have the right to a second opinion. Some people are comfortable with their health-care provider's recommendation, while others want to hear another expert opinion. When you agree to the diagnostic procedure or treatment, you will need to confirm your consent by filling out a consent form. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/decision_making_in_pregnancy.jpgDecision-making in pregnancy

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