An ultrasound is important to confirm pregnancy and receive the details that will help you decide how to proceed. By having this imaging procedure, you will be protecting your health and safety, too!
We understand it can be scary to and confirm your results and learn more about your pregnancy. But know you’re not alone on this journey. We can help you find answers to difficult questions. Together we can put a plan in place that works for you and your life.
HOW DOES AN ULTRASOUND WORK?
Ultrasounds are a safe imaging technique without any known risks. They are usually fast, and you can receive your results the same day during your appointment. According to Mayfair Diagnostics, “ultrasound imaging uses a small transducer (probe) to both transmit sound waves into the body and record the waves that echo back. Sound waves travel into the area being examined until they hit a boundary between tissues, such as between fluid and soft tissue, or soft tissue and bone.”
These sound waves are then converted to images on a screen, and a medical professional called a sonographer or ultrasound technician can read these images and provide you with information about your pregnancy, options, and health.
WHY DO I NEED AN ULTRASOUND?
Ultrasound will not only identify your options, but also ensure you’re protecting your health. Below is a list of how an ultrasound can help you:
- It provides information on the viability of the pregnancy. Some pregnancies end in a miscarriage, which is usually not due to anything the woman has done. A medical professional can ensure this process happens without complications.
- It tells you how far along you are. Some abortion procedures are not an option if the pregnancy is past a certain number of gestational weeks. An ultrasound can ensure that you understand what options are available.
- It identifies the location of the pregnancy. Sometimes a pregnancy complication, such as an ectopic pregnancy, can occur and be a risk to your health. Ensuring the pregnancy is located in the right place can help protect your safety. If an ectopic pregnancy does occur, you will likely need medical intervention to ensure no complications arise.
FREE & CONFIDENTIAL ULTRASOUND SERVICES
This step will help you gather all the facts about your pregnancy when making an informed decision. We welcome you to contact our medical center today to gain the answers you need.
Together we can help you find the clarity you deserve.