Like any other medical procedure, you should ensure you’ve taken all the recommended health screenings for preventative care before an abortion. Read this article for the benefits of an ultrasound before scheduling an abortion procedure.

Ultrasounds Can Determine Abortion Eligibility

If you’re unsure of the precise gestational age of your pregnancy, you’ll need this information before an abortion because the FDA only approves the abortion pill through 10 weeks. 

An ultrasound can confirm how far along you are so you can know what procedures you’re eligible for.

Ultrasound Will Confirm the Pregnancy’s Viability

Up to 26% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. A positive pregnancy test can not necessarily guarantee the pregnancy is still viable because pregnancy tests detect the hormone hCG.

This pregnancy hormone may still be present if the woman has miscarried within a few days of taking the test.

An ultrasound will provide a digital image that can determine if the pregnancy is still developing or if you have miscarried.

An Ultrasound Will Reveal the Pregnancy’s Location

Any embryo that is implanted or developing outside of the uterus is called an ectopic pregnancy and can be a life-threatening condition because it can rupture the Fallopian tube (where it may rupture).

Determining the location of your pregnancy can be done through an ultrasound. If the ultrasound reveals an ectopic pregnancy, it is crucial to seek immediate medical assistance rather than relying on a routine abortion procedure. 

Ectopic pregnancies require a different intervention than an elective abortion.

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Crystal Women’s Clinic provides free and confidential pregnancy services, such as lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasound confirmation.
You can receive information about your pregnancy, ask questions, and share any concerns. Our compassionate team is here to support you and empower you to be confident in your pregnancy plan. Contact us today!

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