An ultrasound is probably the most important test you can have to determine if you are pregnant. Not only does it confirm your pregnancy, but it also tells you the options available.
What Is An Ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a simple and safe procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture an image from inside your body to confirm your pregnancy.
During the ultrasound, a gel-like substance is placed on your abdomen, and an instrument called a transducer is rubbed over the gel.
The transducer picks up echoes of the sound waves that bounce back. Those echoes become black and white dots that reveal an image from inside your uterus.
Our medical staff will explain the images you can view on a computer screen.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
There are three fundamental questions that only an ultrasound can answer.
- Is your pregnancy viable?
A viable pregnancy is growing with a detectable fetal heartbeat. The Mayo Clinic says one in five known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage.
The number could be higher since many women miscarry before they realize they’re pregnant. Only ultrasound can tell whether you’ve miscarried or your pregnancy is viable.
- How far along is your pregnancy?
If you are considering an abortion, you need this vital information. A first-trimester ultrasound can determine how far along your pregnancy is by measuring the fetus.
The number of weeks you have been pregnant determines the abortion procedure.
- Where is the pregnancy located?
Some pregnancies form on the outside of the uterus. This type of pregnancy is known as ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical condition requiring emergency medical attention.
How Can I Qualify For A No-Cost Ultrasound?
To qualify for a no-cost first-trimester ultrasound, you’ll need to receive a positive pregnancy test result at Carolina Pregnancy Center.
Our nurse will then assess your eligibility for an ultrasound. If eligible, she will call you to schedule your ultrasound appointment.
You will not receive an ultrasound at your pregnancy test appointment. Schedule your no-cost confidential pregnancy test today.