A positive pregnancy test indicates you may be pregnant, but it isn’t certain. If you are considering all your options, you need an ultrasound. We provide referrals for free limited obstetrical ultrasounds in our area.
What Is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a safe procedure to determine more details about your pregnancy. An ultrasound scan uses the echoes of high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your uterus.
Our technician places a gel-like substance on your abdomen. Then, the technician rubs a wand-like device called a transducer over the gel on your stomach.
The echoes of the sound waves the transducer picks up are converted into images on a screen for the technician to review. You learn specific details about your pregnancy.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
An ultrasound answers three critical questions about your pregnancy.
1. Is the pregnancy located in the correct place?
It is possible for your pregnancy to implant incorrectly. When a pregnancy doesn’t implant in the uterus, it is called an ectopic pregnancy. This means the pregnancy is most likely in the fallopian tubes leading to the uterus.
An ectopic pregnancy is dangerous and can be life-threatening. You will want to talk with your health care provider immediately.
2. How Far Along Is My Pregnancy?
Knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy is called the gestational age. Ultrasound helps give you a more accurate date in either the number of days or weeks.
3. Is My Pregnancy Viable?
A viable pregnancy is growing and developing. Experts say up to 20% and possibly more pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. It is possible to get a positive pregnancy test result even though you have miscarried.
Ultrasound detects if your pregnancy is viable.
Visit Us For Pregnancy Confirmation
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