If your pregnancy test at Life Choices came back positive, the next thing you need before making a decision is to get an ultrasound scan. Life Choices offers limited O.B. ultrasounds at absolutely not cost to you. You may think you can skip this step if you’re considering an abortion or adoption, but actually an ultrasound answers important questions not just about the health of the pregnancy but about your health, too.
Three Reasons To Get An Ultrasound
Getting an ultrasound will answer three main questions: How far along is the pregnancy? Where is the pregnancy located? Is the pregnancy viable? You need the answer to all three before taking any other steps.
How Far Along Am I?
This is the first question an ultrasound answers. The ultrasound technician will measure the images generated during the ultrasound to determine the timing of the pregnancy.
This matters especially if you’re considering an abortion, because it will determine the type of procedure you can have. The abortion pill can only be taken during the first nine weeks of pregnancy. After that, a surgical abortion will be required, which is more invasive and can cost more money.
Where Is The Pregnancy Located?
Did you know sometimes the embryo implants somewhere other than in the uterus? When this happens, the most common location is in the Fallopian tubes. This is called a tubal or ectopic pregnancy, and while rare, it is nonviable. It can also pose serious health risks for you and must be treated by a doctor immediately. This type of pregnancy cannot be terminated through traditional abortion methods and requires a different procedure.
Is The Pregnancy Viable?
It’s possible to receive a positive pregnancy test and then naturally miscarry the pregnancy. An ultrasound reveals much about the health of the pregnancy, including if it has ended in miscarriage. You’ll need to see further medical advice if this is the case.
Schedule An Ultrasound Today
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, an ultrasound can give you many of the answers you need to help determine your next steps. Contact us to schedule a free ultrasound today!