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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Did you just find out you’re pregnant? We understand how scary this journey can be, and we are here for you! The first step is a lab-quality pregnancy test at our center. Next, we offer free and confidential ultrasounds so you can get the full details of your pregnancy.

A positive pregnancy test doesn’t give you all the information you need to move forward with your pregnancy decision. This is especially true if considering abortion. Though your test was positive, there is still a chance you could no longer be pregnant. Know for sure by getting an ultrasound. 

Schedule an ultrasound with us today to learn more.

What Is An Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is typically a painless and simple process. Ultrasounds create images with the echoes of high-frequency sound waves through a completely safe procedure. An ultrasound tech will have you lie down on an examination table and apply a gel to your abdomen to help conduct the sound waves.

After the gel is applied, the tech will move a transducer device over the gel to detect the sound waves reflected off your bones and other tissues. These are converted into images on a monitor, and the ultrasound technician can review the images with you and explain exactly what you’re seeing.

Do I NEed An Ultrasound?

Yes! It’s essential to remember that an ultrasound provides critical information you need to move forward with your pregnancy. The three main reasons an ultrasound is vital include:

To Determine if your pregnancy is viable 

A viable pregnancy means a heartbeat is detected and the pregnancy is progressing. The Mayo Clinic shares that up to 30% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. You can still get a positive pregnancy test result and not be pregnant because it takes your body time to adjust.

To find out Your Gestational Age

Also known as the gestational age, an ultrasound will confirm how far along you are in your pregnancy. If you are considering abortion, you will want to know this information to determine your options.

To Determine the Location of Your pregnancy

Though rare, pregnancies can develop outside of the uterus and within the fallopian tubes. It’s also known as ectopic pregnancy and can be life-threatening. If you are experiencing a potential ectopic pregnancy, visit a healthcare professional as soon as possible.

Schedule a free and confidential ultrasound appointment with our team today to learn more about your pregnancy and take your next step with clarity!

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