Do you need an ultrasound? No matter what pregnancy decision you’re thinking about – an ultrasound is a vital step to the pregnancy confirmation journey. Get clarity and find answers to your many questions with a free ultrasound from our clinic today!
First, What Is An Ultrasound?
An ultrasound is your second step in the pregnancy confirmation process! An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to reveal the contents of the uterus and determine the fetal heartbeat.
Ultrasounds may alert you to any health complications and reveal the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. These conditions can be life-threatening so it’s important to be made aware of these risks as soon as possible. If certain complications arise, abortion would no longer be an option.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
Only an ultrasound shares critical information you need to move forward with your pregnancy. The three main reasons an ultrasound is essential include:
1. Confirm You Have a Viable Pregnancy
Viable means a heartbeat is detected and the pregnancy is healthy and growing. The Mayo Clinic shares that up to 30% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. You may still get a positive pregnancy test result and no longer be pregnant. This is because it takes your body time to readjust.
2. Learn the Location of Your Pregnancy
Learn the location of your pregnancy to make sure you don’t have an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. Ectopic pregnancies grow outside of the uterus. If this is the case, you will need to seek medical attention right away.
3. Verify How Far Along You Are
Also known as the gestational age, you want to confirm how far along you are! If you’re considering abortion, you will need to confirm this because abortion procedures are done at specific times in pregnancy. At 10 weeks and under, you qualify for a medical abortion. If you are over 10 weeks pregnant, you may only qualify for surgical abortion.
Ultrasounds are the most reliable way to get the true details about your pregnancy before making any decisions. Ultrasounds are simple, painless procedures that use sound waves to look inside your body so that a trained technician can gain important information about your pregnancy.
Even if you are considering an abortion, it’s important that you have an ultrasound first. In fact, the state of Georgia requires it.
Contact us at First Choice Georgia Pregnancy Clinic today to make an appointment for a free lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound!
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