Some women question the necessity of an ultrasound before an abortion, but it’s a needed step to fully understand the details of your pregnancy. After confirming your pregnancy with our lab-quality pregnancy testing, an ultrasound is your next step towards clarity.
If you are considering abortion, this step is necessary to confirm how far along you are, which will determine the type and cost of abortion procedure you might obtain. An ultrasound is essential to verify the viability of your pregnancy and your available options.
The Ultrasound Process
What is an Ultrasound?
An ultrasound is very simple and painless. This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to create a picture of the uterus and its contents.
Prenatal ultrasounds are most commonly done on the surface of the abdomen. Your nurse or sonographer will apply gel to your abdomen and the transducer device will reveal the contents of the uterus, using high-frequency sound waves.
Is An Ultrasound Necessary?
Yes. It’s important not to skip this essential step of pregnancy confirmation as it reveals your options for a pregnancy decision. The three things an ultrasound can reveal include:
- The location of the pregnancy (whether it’s located within the uterus or not)
- The viability of the pregnancy (if it’s growing and has a detectable heartbeat)
- How far along you are (the gestational age)
An ultrasound could identify complications like a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus).
An ectopic pregnancy may be life-threatening, so it’s important to identify this risk right away. Get the peace of mind you need today with an ultrasound.
No-Cost Limited Ultrasounds
When you receive positive pregnancy test results at our center, you may be eligible for an ultrasound at no cost. Contact us to get started. We are here for you! Same-day appointments are available.