Why You Need an Ultrasound...Before You Decide
A positive pregnancy test (including a home test) is an indication of pregnancy, but not a confirmation. An obstetric ultrasound can confirm your pregnancy and it can indicate how far along you are by using measurements to estimate the gestational age of the fetus.
We offer free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, and options consultations so you can make a fully informed decision.
What Does an Obstetric Ultrasound Do?
At our center, in most cases, we can determine:
- the approximate age of your pregnancy
- if the fetus has a heartbeat
If you are considering making an adoption plan or desiring to parent your child, an ultrasound may not be required by your doctor but it can be a crucial part of your prenatal plan.
What Can I Expect?
At your first appointment, we will provide a free pregnancy test at our center. Depending on your last known period (LMP) and our availability, we will either perform an ultrasound during your appointment or schedule one for a future date.
It is important to drink water before your ultrasound. In order to help our medical personnel see more clearly during the ultrasound, you may be directed to arrive at your ultrasound appointment with a full bladder.
You can also talk about your medical history, pregnancy concerns, or ask questions about the abortion pill or the various types of surgical abortions.