With a positive result on your pregnancy test, you will receive a free limited obstetrical ultrasound if you meet medical criteria (generally no active, heavy bleeding or acute pain).
If you cannot remember when your last period was or have a history of irregular periods, an ultrasound can give you a measurement of your pregnancy. If you are planning on having an abortion, you will need to know how far along you are in order to determine which abortion methods are available to you.
If you are pregnant and considering abortion, you may not need one. Studies show that as many as one in five early pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound can help determine if your pregnancy is viable or at risk for natural miscarriage by detecting a fetal heartbeat.
If your pregnancy is ectopic, meaning the fertilized egg is outside of the uterus, you will need to seek emergency medical attention. An ultrasound can help determine if your pregnancy is developing inside the uterus or assess if you are at risk for an ectopic pregnancy.
If you believe you may be pregnant, schedule an appointment for a no-cost, confidential pregnancy test and subsequent ultrasound at Your Options Medical today.