No-Cost Limited OB Ultrasounds
After you’ve had a positive pregnancy test result at our center, the next step is to have an ultrasound procedure. Ultrasounds have no known adverse effects and having one will give you the valuable information you need to make the best decision possible for you.
Why do I need to have an ultrasound?
An ultrasound procedure will help detect some important information about your body and your health:
1. It will confirm your pregnancy.
Up to one-third of all pregnancies end naturally in miscarriage. The purpose of an ultrasound is to ensure you really are pregnant so that you can begin considering the options you have.
2. It will show you how far along you are.
This is especially important information if you are considering abortion, as the different procedure types available to you are determined by how far along you are. No matter what options you’re considering, this is valuable for you to know to keep you healthy.
3. It will determine where your pregnancy is located.
Sometimes, a fertilized egg will not attach to the uterus like it is supposed to. If it attaches somewhere else, like within a fallopian tube, it’s called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous and should be treated immediately by a medical professional.
How does an ultrasound work?
Ultrasound imaging works by sending sound waves into the abdomen through a transmitter. The sound waves return a picture of what’s inside the uterus. It is the most medically accurate way of determining gestational age, or how far along you are.
What comes next?
Following the ultrasound procedure, the nurse at True Care will offer you no-cost STI/STD testing, and your Advocate will discuss your pregnancy options with you.
No matter what fears or concerns you have about your unexpected pregnancy, True Care is here to support you.
Schedule an appointment today to receive no-cost resources and services.