Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?
It’s essential to receive an ultrasound BEFORE making a pregnancy decision. While an ultrasound confirms the viability and other pregnancy confirmation details, it may also alert you to potential health complications that may need attention.
An ultrasound is critical because it could identify the possibility of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Getting a positive pregnancy test result is possible even though you have miscarried.
An ectopic pregnancy means the pregnancy is located in the wrong area. It can be life-threatening, so it’s essential to identify this risk as soon as possible.
Please don’t skip this step of the pregnancy confirmation process, as it reveals vital details about your pregnancy. You will need these details before moving forward with any pregnancy decision.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to examine the uterus and pelvic area. A small wand-like device sends sound waves into the body and records waves that echo back. Then, these sound waves are displayed on a screen, which a trained professional then uses to understand what is happening inside the body.
An ultrasound reveals three vital details about the pregnancy, including…
- If the pregnancy is viable (a visual of the heartbeat) or if you have miscarried
- The location of the pregnancy (whether the fetus is growing within the uterus or somewhere else)
- How far along you are (the gestational age)
At Care Net Pregnancy Center, we offer free and confidential ultrasounds to every woman who enters our center. The stress around pregnancy can seem overwhelming – and we are here to help.
Talk to us today if you are still unsure about an ultrasound or need to first confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test. We can help show you the best steps for your unique pregnancy journey.
Take your next step with confidence today. Schedule a free and confidential ultrasound appointment at our center.