Are you wondering why an ultrasound is even necessary? There’s so much more to know about your pregnancy that only an ultrasound can tell you.
At Pregnancy Center West, we provide a free ultrasound scan. If you’re considering abortion, Ohio’s law says you have to have an ultrasound beforehand.
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a safe and pain-free procedure to determine more details about your pregnancy. Ultrasound uses echoes from high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your uterus.
First, our ultrasound technician puts a gel-like substance on your abdomen. Then, a device called a transducer is rubbed over the gel to pick up the echoes of the sound waves.
The sound waves are converted into images on a screen for the technician to review. They can show you the images and answer any questions you have.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
There are three fundamental reasons you need to have an ultrasound.
1. Is your pregnancy viable?
You’ll know whether you’ve had a miscarriage with an ultrasound. The ultrasound technician listens for the fetal cardiac activity to determine if the pregnancy is developing.
2. Where is your pregnancy located?
If a pregnancy develops outside the uterus, it is called an ectopic pregnancy. Usually, this type of pregnancy grows in a Fallopian tube leading to your uterus. An ectopic pregnancy is extremely dangerous, and you should see your healthcare provider immediately.
3. How far along is your pregnancy?
Many women don’t keep close track of their cycles, especially if they’re irregular. It is possible to have no idea when you actually became pregnant. Ultrasound closely indicates how many weeks you’ve been pregnant (the gestational age).
Make An Informed Decision
Before choosing the outcome of your unplanned pregnancy, get as much information as possible. You have options, but you need to know the details first.
We can help you with free lab-quality pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
We Value Your Privacy
All of our services are completely confidential. We want you to get the pregnancy confirmation you need. We don’t report anything to other individuals, state agencies, or your insurance.
Schedule an appointment today.