If a woman has received a positive pregnancy test, it is essential to get an ultrasound because it will give her more information. Here’s some of the information an ultrasound can give that a pregnancy test will not:
Not the relationship kind, the timing kind. While a pregnancy test only reveals if a woman is pregnant or not, an ultrasound will help determine how far into the pregnancy she is, which is essential if she considers abortion. The gestational age determines the type of procedure she can have.
An ultrasound is also necessary because it reveals where the pregnancy is located. Sometimes the embryo will implant somewhere outside the uterus, which can be life-threatening for a woman and the fetus. It’s important to know this as soon as possible before further complications arise from it.
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, and most miscarriages happen in the first trimester. An ultrasound will give information about the fetus’s health and status early on so women can make informed decisions about their pregnancy.
Like all of our services, our ultrasounds are completely free and confidential because we care!