Do I Need An Ultrasound?
Yes! It’s important to confirm your pregnancy with an ultrasound after receiving positive pregnancy testing results. It confirms three important things about your pregnancy, including…
- If you have a viable pregnancy (healthy and is progressing)
- Where your pregnancy is located (within or outside the uterus)
- The gestational age of your pregnancy (how far along you are)
If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound is necessary, as certain abortion procedures are done at different times of pregnancy. A pregnancy complication could also eliminate the abortion option for you altogether if you experience any complications like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where a pregnancy grows outside the uterus).
How Do Ultrasounds Work?
Also called a sonogram, an ultrasound is a type of imaging tool that healthcare providers use to see inside a body, specifically a woman’s uterus for pregnancy.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to detect an image. A small wand-like device sends sound waves into the body and records the waves that echo back. Then these sound waves are recorded and displayed as an image on a screen. The sonographer or other medical professional then uses the images and measurements from the ultrasound to understand what is happening inside the body.
The process of an ultrasound is normally a very simple and painless process!
Where Can I Get An Ultrasound?
After receiving a positive pregnancy test at our center, we can provide free ultrasound referrals to finish the pregnancy confirmation process.
Schedule a free pregnancy testing appointment with us today to begin your pregnancy confirmation journey. Get the answers you need to make a confident decision. You are not alone!