Once you’ve confirmed your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing, an ultrasound is your next step to pregnancy confirmation. An ultrasound is a must to confirm what pregnancy options may be available to you.
How Ultrasounds Work
An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to create a picture of organs, tissues, and other structures inside the body. Unlike X-rays, ultrasounds don’t use any radiation.
A pregnancy ultrasound provides information about a pregnancy’s growth, development, and overall health. It uses high-frequency sound waves to receive information that can be seen as an image on a screen. This type of imaging does not use radiation and is considered very safe.
Medical News Today states, “Ultrasound will travel through the blood in the heart chamber, for example, but if it hits a heart valve, it will echo or bounce back.”
Do I Need An Ultrasound?
Before moving forward with a pregnancy decision, receiving an ultrasound is important. You may wonder why since you may think ultrasounds are only for women continuing their pregnancies. An ultrasound confirms three vital details of your pregnancy, including:
- An ultrasound tells you how far along you are
- An ultrasound tells you where your pregnancy is located
- An ultrasound tells you if your pregnancy is viable
Ultrasounds can detect potential pregnancy complications such as ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. Both of these require special medical attention. If you experience either of these, abortion would not be an option.
Free Pregnancy Services
If you haven’t already, start your journey with free, urine lab-quality pregnancy testing. Next, we offer limited ultrasounds (abdominal and transvaginal for women 6-20 weeks) after confirming pregnancy with positive pregnancy testing.
Our medical personnel can walk you through each step so you can understand your results and what’s next. Schedule a free appointment today to discuss your unique pregnancy journey. All of our services and support are completely free and confidential.