Are you still surprised about your positive pregnancy test result? We get it. An unexpected pregnancy is a bit of a shock. There is a possibility you aren’t pregnant though. Find out with a no-cost limited ultrasound at Aim Women’s Center.
No-cost limited ultrasound
A limited ultrasound is your next step after a positive pregnancy test at Aim. More information is needed about your pregnancy before you can move forward. Ultrasound provides the answers you need about your body, as well as your pregnancy.
How ultrasound works
A fetal ultrasound (sonogram) is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of your uterus. There are no known harmful effects that occur from an ultrasound procedure.
Our technician applies a gel-like substance to your abdomen. The gel helps transmit sound waves. A hand-held device called a transducer is rubbed over the gel to record the echoes of the sound waves it picks up.
The sound waves reflected off your bones and other tissues are converted into images on a computer monitor.
Why you need an ultrasound
Not only will a limited ultrasound confirm your pregnancy, but it also provides other important information. Regardless of what pregnancy option you are considering, an ultrasound is vital.
There are three important reasons why an ultrasound is necessary:
1. To determine if you’ve had a miscarriage.
According to the Mayo Clinic, at least 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Through ultrasound, our technician can assess your pregnancy’s viability (if you have or have
not had a natural miscarriage).
2.) To date the pregnancy.
Ultrasound also determines how long you’ve been pregnant by taking measurements of the fetus. This is vital information especially if you’re considering abortion. The type of abortion you have is determined by the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant.
3.) To find where your pregnancy is located.
Some pregnancies develop outside of the uterus, in the fallopian tube. Ultrasound tells where your pregnancy is located. If it is located outside of the uterus, it is called an ectopic pregnancy. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Your next steps
Now that you’ve confirmed your pregnancy with both a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound, it’s time to begin discussing your options. We know you want as much information as possible about your pregnancy and your options before you move forward. How else will you make a confident and empowered decision?
Schedule a no-cost appointment with us. Our medical team will provide testing, treatment, and accurate information. How can we serve you?