Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and need help understanding the next steps? You’re not alone in this. If you are considering your options, an ultrasound is a powerful tool used to collect vital information about your pregnancy and can help you learn what options you have, as well as your eligibility for different procedures.
Confirm Your Pregnancy
While a pregnancy test confirms you have the pregnancy hormone in your system, an ultrasound goes a step further to reveal key details about your pregnancy. An ultrasound tells you:
- If you have a viable pregnancy
- The location of your pregnancy
- How far along you are in your pregnancy
How An Ultrasound Works
An ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of the fetus. Typically performed in the first trimester, both transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds are usually pain-free but may cause slight discomfort if you are experiencing abdominal pain. Our licensed sonographer will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have at any point.
By looking at the ultrasound images, the technician can provide you with the vital information you need when looking into your pregnancy options. The development of the pregnancy could impact your decision about your pregnancy.
Alert You Of Any Risks
You will want to be aware of any health concerns or risks you have in your pregnancy. Both ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage are common in pregnant women today. With an ectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg attaches outside the uterus, causing a serious health risk. Since 1 out of every 50 pregnancies is ectopic, and since about 25% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage, it’s critical to get scanned. With an ultrasound, you can be aware of pregnancy conditions like these and seek necessary medical help.
Receive Help & Support
At Bella Women’s Center, our early pregnancy services will give you more information on all your options to help with your decision-making process. Gain confidence and clarity by talking to our caring team of professionals with a free and confidential options consultation. We will support you every step of the way.
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