Looking to take the next step in your pregnancy journey? Receiving an ultrasound will confirm the details of your pregnancy you need in order to move forward with a pregnancy decision.
We know how scary this process can be, as you wait for your pregnancy confirmation results. Understanding more about your pregnancy can give you the peace of mind you’re looking for and answer many of your questions. Here is what to know.
How Does An Ultrasound Work?
First, you should know – an ultrasound is a simple and painless process. Ultrasound uses the echo of high-frequency sound waves to create images detected inside the uterus. A sonographer will put a gel-like substance on your abdomen and then use a wand-like device called a transducer over your stomach.
The sound waves are converted into images on a screen for the sonographer to see and review. They can then tell you the specific details of your pregnancy.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
An ultrasound lets you move forward with your pregnancy decision, confirming your positive pregnancy results and giving you vital information about the state of your pregnancy and it confirms three major details including:
1. If You Have A Viable Pregnancy
Viability is defined as a pregnancy that is healthy and growing. Up to 20% or more women experience miscarriages, preventing them from having a normal pregnancy and eliminating the option of abortion. Many women don’t know this until they confirm with ultrasound, as they could still receive a positive pregnancy test result.
2. How Far Along You Are
In order to know what pregnancy options you qualify for – an ultrasound is necessary to confirm how far along you are. If you’re considering abortion, medication abortion is only for women 10 weeks pregnant and under. Otherwise, surgical abortion would be your only other abortion option.
3. The Location Of Your Pregnancy
Confirm whether you have a healthy pregnancy, located within the uterus. Though it’s rare, some women experience an ectopic pregnancy – where the pregnancy develops outside the uterus, within the fallopian tubes. An ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening if not treated right away.
Free & Confidential Ultrasound
You deserve clarity about your pregnancy through an ultrasound. Take your next steps by confirming your pregnancy with an obstetrical ultrasound at our center.