Before scheduling an abortion, you first need to take a pregnancy test. If your test result is positive, you’ll want to get an ultrasound to provide important information about your pregnancy:
- To confirm accurate dating of the pregnancy?
- To determine if there’s a fetal heartbeat.
- To assess the risk of miscarriage.
- To ensure the pregnancy isn’t ectopic (located outside the uterus).
You need to know the answers to all of those questions before you can get an abortion.