Know For Sure With An Ultrasound
Getting an ultrasound is the most important next step you can take if you have a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound will help you know for sure if you’re really pregnant and how many weeks you’ve been pregnant.
What Is An Ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a simple, safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves transmitted into your abdomen to get a picture of your pregnancy. That picture will tell you how far along you are, if your pregnancy is viable (living and healthy) and the location of your pregnancy. This information will determine what options are available to you.
How Long Have I Been Pregnant?
If you’re concerned about being pregnant or considering abortion, it’s important to know how many weeks pregnant you are. This information will determine what options are available to you. Safe Harbor Pregnancy Medical Center can provide you with a free ultrasound to date your pregnancy and provide other key information to help you in your decision-making process.
Do I Have An Ectopic Pregnancy?
An ultrasound will determine where your pregnancy is located and if your pregnancy is safe. Normally a pregnancy is located in the uterus, but sometimes a pregnancy will implant outside of the uterus (meaning it is an ectopic pregnancy). Ectopic pregnancies are not considered viable (able to survive) and they can be life-threatening. If the fertilized egg is outside the uterus, you’ll need to seek emergency medical attention.
What About Natural Miscarriages?
If your pregnancy is not viable (healthy), it will end naturally in a miscarriage. Studies show that up to 25% of early pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound will help you know for sure if your pregnancy is viable.
Free Limited Ultrasounds
If you have a positive pregnancy test at Safe Harbor Pregnancy Medical Center, we may offer you a free ultrasound to determine how far along you are. You’ll need to know this information to learn what options are available for your next steps. An ultrasound is available if certain medical criteria are met. This is determined by our medical staff following the pregnancy test.