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 are painless and give you the valuable information you need to make a confident decision about your pregnancy.
Why do I need to have an ultrasound?
An ultrasound procedure will help detect some vital information about your body and your health:
1. confirmS your pregnancy
Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. The number is actually higher because many women miscarry before they know they’re pregnant.
An ultrasound aims to ensure your pregnancy is developing and you have not had a miscarriage.
2. showS how far along you are
Knowing the gestational age is essential information if you are considering abortion. The number of days you’ve been pregnant determines the abortion procedures available to you.
No matter what option you’re thinking of, it’s essential to know where you are in your pregnancy.
3. determineS where your pregnancy is located
Sometimes, a fertilized egg will attach outside the uterus. If it attaches somewhere within the fallopian tubes, it’s called an ectopic pregnancy.
This type of pregnancy can be dangerous and should be treated immediately by a medical professional.
How does an ultrasound work?
Ultrasound imaging works by sending sound waves into your abdomen through a transmitter.
The sound waves create a picture of what’s inside your uterus. It is the most medically accurate way of determining gestational age or how far along you are.
What comes next?
Following the ultrasound, the nurse at True Care will offer you no-cost STI/STD testing, and your advocate will discuss your pregnancy options with you.