A fetal ultrasound is a procedure done during pregnancy that reveals an image of the pregnancy in the uterus. It’s a safe way to check the health of a potential pregnancy. The ultrasound may be done either on the woman or patient’s abdomen (trans-abdominal) or in the vagina (trans-vaginal).
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
According to Mayfair Diagnostics, “Ultrasound has been around for over sixty years and is considered safe since there are no known risks and it doesn’t use radiation. It’s one of the most commonly ordered imaging exams since it’s versatile, portable, inexpensive, and can provide real-time information about the area of concern.”
1. Protect Your Health
With pregnancy, ultrasounds confirm whether your pregnancy is ectopic (outside the uterus, which can pose a severe risk to a woman’s health). It reveals if your pregnancy is viable (healthy, living, and growing) as well.
A fetal ultrasound allows you to visually verify the pregnancy in your uterus and helps physicians understand and rule out if there are any possible complications or abnormalities.
2. Confirm Your Pregnancy Options
Are you considering abortion? If you are going back and forth about your pregnancy decision, it’s important first to get an ultrasound to determine what options you have. Different abortion procedures are done at different times of pregnancy.
If you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, you will not qualify for abortion, and a unique medical procedure will be completed to treat complications safely.
No-Cost Limited Ultrasound
Our licensed medical clinics offer no-cost, limited ultrasounds to those eligible. Begin with a no-cost pregnancy test with us and if it’s positive, an ultrasound can be scheduled with one of our nurses.
An ultrasound before an abortion is a good way to be sure that you have all the information you need to make the right decision. Schedule an appointment today.