An ultrasound is more vital than you may think when it comes to pregnancy. It has the ability to show you all your available options and potential next steps. So before rushing into your pregnancy decision, get an ultrasound to receive clarity about your pregnancy. Know you are not alone in your journey.
How Does an Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound uses a high-frequency imaging technique to reveal the contents of your uterus. It uses sound waves to create an image of your pregnancy, and alerts you to any complications. It’s important to know about any complications before moving ahead with a pregnancy decision, as certain conditions may require immediate medical attention.
3 Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion
After receiving a positive pregnancy test, the next step is an ultrasound. An ultrasound shows you three important details about your pregnancy, including:
1. Confirm You Have a Viable Pregnancy
Through an ultrasound, you will find out whether your pregnancy is viable, meaning that it has a heartbeat and is developing normally. A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as 5 to 6 weeks in some cases. If you have a non-viable pregnancy, your body might naturally miscarry, if not, you will need a medical procedure to remove the tissue.
2. Gestational Age of Pregnancy
Understanding how far along you are (gestational age) will help you decide what options you have. For instance, medication abortion is only available to women up to 10 weeks pregnant. An ultrasound is the only way to confirm if you qualify for this option.
3. Learn the Location of Your Pregnancy
There is a chance that your pregnancy is growing outside of the uterus which is called an ectopic pregnancy. If this is the case, certain options wouldn’t be necessary. You would want to contact your doctor right away for treatment options.
Free Ultrasound Services
Take your next step in your pregnancy journey today. At Pregnancy Options Miami, we offer free limited OB ultrasounds to confirm your positive pregnancy test result.
Schedule a free pregnancy testing appointment to get started with your pregnancy confirmation today.