An ultrasound is necessary to safeguard your health during your pregnancy and when considering your pregnancy options.
If you are thinking about abortion, you deserve to know the facts. There are several reasons why an ultrasound is needed before abortion, and we are here to share them with you.
Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion
Here are the reasons why you need an ultrasound before abortion and where to get started in your pregnancy confirmation journey. Get the peace you need about your pregnancy.
Confirm Your Pregnancy Details
An ultrasound is the second step of the pregnancy confirmation process. It’s important not to skip this step, as it confirms important details of your pregnancy, which determine the next steps in your health and pregnancy journey.
The Cleveland Clinic shares some reasons why a medical provider performs a prenatal ultrasound:
- Confirm viability (whether your pregnancy is healthy and progressing)
- Checking for ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, miscarriage, or other early pregnancy complications.
- Determining your baby’s gestational age (how far along you are).
We at WCMC offer free pregnancy testing, STD testing, and ultrasounds to help you get answers about your pregnancy and beyond.
Determine Your Options
There are multiple details about your pregnancy that require attention to determine your pregnancy options. An ultrasound can alert you to any possible complications that could require medical treatment. In this case, an abortion would not be an option if your pregnancy is not viable (healthy and progressing).
Also, the FDA only recommends medical abortion for women up to 10 weeks pregnant. Otherwise, surgical abortion may be your only other abortion option. An ultrasound is needed to confirm how far along you are.
Free Pregnancy Services
We are here to serve you with the pregnancy support you need during this unexpected time. Our caring team at WCMC is here to provide free and confidential pregnancy testing, STD testing, and ultrasounds to determine your next steps and pregnancy options.
Contact us to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We are here for you.