Can I Bring a Guest?

Can I bring a guest to my appointment? Should I bring my baby's Dad?
Can I bring a guest to my appointment? Should I bring my baby's Dad?

Can I Bring A Guest?

"you can get help, find hope and be truly empowered!"

Every pregnancy, whether planned or unplanned, comes with a variety of unknown circumstances.  Trying to navigate this reality in the middle of a global pandemic can be daunting! Many women are finding themselves feeling very alone and unable to connect with others as usual.  Personal circumstances can range from not receiving adequate income due to being released from employment, not seeing your loved ones/friends as frequently or simply OVER being quarantined and unable to move about freely.  We care about you and want to offer you a safe place to process your feelings and learn all of your options. Alcove Health provides a judgement-free atmosphere where you can get help, find hope and be truly empowered!  

One of our goals is to ease your worries by welcoming one guest to support you during your appointment. Although children are not currently allowed, we encourage you to bring the father of the baby or a close friend or family member.  We are following all safety protocols established by the Virginia Department of Health which includes a COVID-19 screening when booking your appointment and upon arrival, temperatures being taken and masks worn at all times.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, our entire staff has been adhering to PPE (personal protective equipment) guidelines that include masking and frequent handwashing.  

We are here to help you consider the physical, emotional and spiritual components of your decision.  Call us today to make your appointment. Then, bring a guest with you to receive your free pregnancy test, free ultrasound, and connection with our network of 100+ community partners who also provide services in the community.

Facing an unplanned pregnancy? Click here to make a no-cost appointment today.

By Stephanie, Client Advocate

April 12, 2021

LOCATION

HOURS

Find Out More Information On Our Blog

Alcove-Health-Blog-Unplanned-Pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy

Facing an unplanned pregnancy and not sure what to do next? At Alcove Health all of our services are FREE...

Read More

Judgement-Free Pregnancy Center

Looking for accurate information in a safe, judgment-free setting? Alcove Health is the place to go!
Looking for accurate information in a safe, judgment-free setting? Alcove Health is the place to go!

Judgement-Free Pregnancy Center

Judgement-free? Safe? Are You Serious?

In today’s world, the idea of a judgement-free, safe place seems like a pipe dream.  Everybody has an opinion.  And most people are willing to risk everything in order to be heard.  In fact, failing to stress how serious you are and how right you are, can make others attack your very character. Silence is no longer golden.  Gentleness is no longer a virtue.

But most issues are not simple and many decisions in life are not easy.  Women have choices. What they don’t need is someone screaming at them, telling them how to think and how to behave so they can be on the “right” side of history, or on the “right” side of religion.

What women need, is a truly judgement-free, safe place where they can be themselves and speak honestly about their fears, their hopes, and their dreams.  What women need is a place where they don’t find themselves in the middle of a fierce political battle; where what they decide doesn’t make them a hero or a villain.  Instead, wrestling with a difficult decision simply means they are human.

If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy and you want a truly judgement-free, safe place to process your options and receive medical services – like a free pregnancy test and a free ultrasound – give Alcove Health a call. You won’t find protestors in our parking lot.  No one inside will shout at you or demand your submission.  Instead, we will hear your story, help you think through your options, and give you the medically accurate information you need to make the best possible decision for you and your loved ones.  And we will do it all at no cost to you. Click HERE to make your free appointment or click to call 757-591-8141 today.

So come as you are.  We see you.  We hear you.  We want to help.

By Sheri, Client Advocate

LOCATION

HOURS

Find Out More Information On Our Blog

Alcove-Health-Blog-Unplanned-Pregnancy

Unplanned Pregnancy

Facing an unplanned pregnancy and not sure what to do next? At Alcove Health all of our services are FREE...

Read More

Let’s Talk About Sex

Young couple in bed having sex
Young couple in bed having sex

Let's Talk About Sex

It's Everywhere, Right?

We see it on TV, in magazines, there are even apps for it like Tinder and CasualX. So it’s what everyone does right?

Question. So if we all say “Yes” to sex before marriage does all the guilt, disappointment, diseases, and pregnancies that come with it, disappear? Nope!

So how does sex make YOU feel? Used? Confused? Angry? Lonely?

There is nothing wrong with you! Yes, there may be times you actually enjoy it but does it last? Does he last (erm, not just in the moment but long term)? MANY women feel like you, yet most are not honest, not even their friends.

A pep talk . . . As women, we want to feel cared for, loved, and accepted for us being us. Yet let’s be real, most guys just want sex. Not you, but “her”. There I said it.

Biology Lesson 101: Men are made to have a strong sex drive and yes, they think about it A LOT! But news flash – they don’t have to have sex with you because they want it, you have a choice.

You want a relationship, I know, yet sex happens. Phone calls stop, the conversation stops and before you know it, every time you are alone together, things go from zero to sex. Then the inevitable happens. You guys break up. Then you meet someone else and it happens all over again, he meets someone else and it happens all over again . . . see the pattern? Do you want to get off that hamster wheel?

You can.

Girls and Guys have conflicting goals. Ever heard that saying, “Men give love to get sex and women give sex to get love”? It’s true in most cases. Men come and go, but you are stuck with you. Who you are on the inside, your character, self-respect, hopes, and dreams; they all make you, YOU.

When you know who you are, then how you feel about yourself doesn’t depend on the guy you’re with. If you have had many partners, YOU CAN STILL START OVER!

That’s the Good News. Oh but wait, there’s more . . . YOUR FUTURE IS FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD.

You CAN commit to saving yourself for that “special” someone, even marriage. How? I hear you ask, and who does that nowadays, isn’t that old fashioned? Nope. Just Say No to sex and say Yes to:

1. Recognizing that everyone in life makes mistakes, the mature person learns from those mistakes. You can change. Your heart can become whole again.

2. Freedom from unwanted pregnancies and STDs. If you’re having sex and think you may be pregnant, please contact Alcove Health Women’s Clinic for your free pregnancy test – we’ll also offer free STI/STD testing at the same time!

3. Figure out what makes YOU feel good, things that make you proud.

4. Understand that only you control your body. You owe no guy anything because he took you out. You are worth taking out simply because of who you are on the inside and not what you have to offer. Don’t be surprised if he calls you again to ask you back out – Guys like women who respect themselves and have a voice. Do it, girl! I got your back!

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and need help now, click here.

By Shantelle, Clinic Director

LOCATION

HOURS

Find Out More Information On Our Blog