Yes – an ultrasound is vital to determine details of your pregnancy and to determine your pregnancy options. It’s important to have an ultrasound performed following a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound can tell you several important things about your pregnancy, including gestational age and health of both yourself and the fetus. It confirms three things, including:

  1. How far along you are (the gestational age)
  2. The location of your pregnancy (if growing within your uterus or not)
  3. If your pregnancy is viable (tells you if you miscarried)