Meet Alex and Jenny, a beautiful couple who are filled with joy and thanks for all the support they received during their pregnancy. Jenny was in Canada on a student visa without insurance while Alex was struggling to find employment. When they discovered that Jenny was pregnant they were overcome with worries and fears. What would happen to them? How would they be able to care for their child? What should they do?
Hello my name is Alex and this is my wife Jenny, and our beautiful son Archer.
Being without OHIP and financial resources, Alex and Jenny were worried that abortion would be their only option.
Alex- When we found out that my wife Jenny was pregnant, I didn’t know what to do because she was here on a student visa and didn’t have insurance. We were financially unstable and so I thought it would be too much of a burden on us, so I was considering abortion, but we came to Pregnancy Care Centre and they gave us the support and direction we needed.
Jenny- when we found out that I was pregnant, at first I was so scared because my husband wanted an abortion but I wanted to keep the baby, I didn’t want to do the abortion. Because of our situation we didn’t know what to do, that’s why we came to the Pregnancy Care Centre.
Many clients we speak to who are not covered under OHIP are worried about financial costs of raising a child and are not sure what to do next.
Alex- We met with Kendra and she was a great deal of help to us, she gave us all the answers we needed and the support we needed and directed us to the midwives- and I didn’t even know there were avenues out there to help with this pregnancy. So after speaking with Kendra several times, we felt at ease and we decided to go ahead with the pregnancy and not do the abortion. Even though it was difficult at first, I can’t imagine life without our son, and now that we have a family, life is great and we couldn’t have done it without the Pregnancy Care Centre, so thank you so much for all your help and support.