Explained by Cristina Howell
In the event that a medical intervention is suggested, you might begin by asking, “Is this an emergency, or do we have a moment to discuss this?” Even taking as few as 2 minutes can be very helpful as you strive to make the best decisions possible. And oftentimes you have considerably more than 2 minutes, sometimes many months or more, depending on the scenario. Consider taking as much time as is reasonable in your situation and working through the following questions:
What are the potential benefits of the proposed intervention?
What are the potential risks of this option?
What alternatives are available?
What is God or my “gut” telling me?
What might happen if I wait or do nothing?
*This is a commonly referenced acronym in the childbirth community, but has value in virtually any situation in which there are options to be evaluated in an effort to make an informed decision.