Do I need an ultrasound?
If you have had a positive pregnancy test, it is important to get an ultrasound as well, because an ultrasound will give you more information. Here’s some of the information an ultrasound can give you that a pregnancy test will not:
Not the relationship kind, the timing kind. While a pregnancy test only reveals if you are pregnant or not, an ultrasound will help determine how far along into the pregnancy you are, which is important if you’re considering abortion because it will determine the type of procedure you can have. Determining how far along you are into your pregnancy, will also help you understand different symptoms you’re experiencing because they’re different in each trimester, and it will help you make plans if you have decided to carry to term.
An ultrasound is also important because it will reveal where the pregnancy is. Sometimes the embryo will implant somewhere outside the uterus, like in the fallopian tubes. This is called an ectopic pregnancy which can be life-threatening for you and the fetus. It’s important to know this as soon as possible before further complications arise from it.
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, and most miscarriages happen in the first trimester. An ultrasound will give information about the health and status of the fetus early on so you can make informed decisions about your pregnancy.
Like all of our services, our ultrasounds are completely free and confidential. We’ll never reveal your appointment or any details about your visit to anyone else, in accordance with HIPAA regulations and out of concern for your privacy and ability to make decisions free of pressure.
If you would like to confirm your pregnancy via pregnancy test and learn more through ultrasound, schedule your free appointment today!