Do I Need an Ultrasound?

You may be wondering if you need an ultrasound. Safeguard your health and confirm your pregnancy options with an ultrasound today. It’s an essential step in pregnancy confirmation.

Medical abortions (the abortion pill) are only recommended for women through 10 weeks of pregnancy, according to the FDA. Otherwise, surgical abortion may be your only other abortion option. An ultrasound determines the number of weeks you have been pregnant.

An ultrasound confirms these three important pregnancy details, including:

  • How far along you are (gestational age)
  • Where your pregnancy is located (whether it’s located in the uterus or you are experiencing a potential ectopic pregnancy)
  • If your pregnancy is viable (is a growing pregnancy with a detectable heartbeat)

According to the Mayo Clinic, around 10% to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. This statistic may be higher, as many women have miscarriages early in their pregnancy before realizing they’re even pregnant.

An ultrasound can alert you to this potential complication.

How Ultrasounds Work

Getting an ultrasound is an essential step in pregnancy confirmation. It’s an imaging technique that confirms pregnancy. Ultrasounds are considered an effective method for medical viewing purposes.

Our no-cost, limited ultrasounds are done externally with a transducer device. A technician applies a gel substance on your abdomen. The transducer sends sound waves into your body, collects the ones that bounce back, and creates an image on a computer screen.

Schedule an initial, no-cost pregnancy testing appointment today to begin understanding your unique pregnancy details. Once you’ve received a positive test result from us, we can offer a limited ultrasound as your next step to pregnancy confirmation.

We can also explore your pregnancy options with you.

You are not alone as you take each step along your pregnancy confirmation journey. Our caring team can help you gain the insight you need to make an informed decision.