How Does An Ultrasound Work?
Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to receive information seen as an image on a screen. No radiation is used during this imaging, and it is considered very safe.
Determine what choices you have with an ultrasound. An ultrasound may also alert you of any possible complications. It is a necessary step of the pregnancy confirmation process, as it’s the only way to confirm three different aspects of your pregnancy, including:
- The viability of your pregnancy (living and growing)
- The location of your pregnancy (Did implantation occur inside or outside of your uterus?)
- The gestational age (How far along you are)
This information is valuable to your decision-making process, no matter what you are considering for your pregnancy options.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
With pregnancy, ultrasounds confirm whether your pregnancy is ectopic (outside the uterus, which can pose a severe risk to a woman’s health), is viable, living and growing. A limited obstetrical ultrasound allows you to visually verify the pregnancy in your uterus and it can help rule out if there are any possible complications and that growth is continuing as usual.
Ultrasound is also safe and often used during pregnancy. According to Mayfair Diagnostics, “Ultrasound has been around for over sixty years and is considered safe since there are no known risks and it doesn’t use radiation. It’s one of the most commonly ordered imaging exams since it’s versatile, portable, inexpensive, and can provide real-time information about the area of concern.”
After a positive pregnancy test, you likely have many questions or feelings of anxiety. There is no need to panic.
We at Crystal Women’s Clinic are here to offer no-cost, limited obstetric ultrasounds to women facing unplanned pregnancies. You deserve to know the facts to protect your health.
After a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound, it is time to begin considering your options. We believe in empowering you with accurate and updated information on all your options- including parenting, abortion, and adoption.
We want to support you through this decision-making process. We are here to answer questions, offer guidance, and give you the confidence to decide. We inform, you decide.