Coming to a pregnancy decision is not easy. You probably have so many questions, and we are here to help answer as many as we can.

If you’re considering abortion, an ultrasound is necessary as a safety precaution before any type of procedure. You should always get clarity about your pregnancy through an ultrasound to determine what is next and what kind of procedure you will receive.

3 Reasons You Need An Ultrasound

1. Determine How Far Along You Are

Abortion procedures are available based on how far along you are in pregnancy. According to the FDA, medical abortion (known as the abortion pill) is approved for women up to ten weeks pregnant. Otherwise, surgical abortion is the next option. Receive an ultrasound to know all the options available to you.

2. Detect If You’ve Had A Miscarriage

Another reason to receive an ultrasound is to verify you have a viable (progressing) pregnancy. Ultrasound can detect pregnancy complications like a miscarriage. A miscarriage is considered a non-viable pregnancy, and most occur before the 12th week of pregnancy. 

Signs and symptoms of a miscarriage could include:

  • Vaginal spotting/bleeding
  • Pain/cramping in your abdomen or lower back
  • Fluid or tissue passing from your vagina

3. Check for Ectopic Pregnancy

Lastly, an ultrasound determines the location of your pregnancy – if it’s growing correctly within your uterus. You may be surprised to know that one in fifty pregnant women experience an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a pregnancy grows outside of the uterus and is non-viable, which means it will not fully develop. An ultrasound is the only way to detect an ectopic pregnancy. 

It’s essential to address this type of pregnancy right away. If left untreated, it can cause severe or even life-threatening complications. According to the experts, every pregnant woman should receive at least one ultrasound during pregnancy to prevent any complications.

Verify Your Pregnancy

An ultrasound is not something to skip, as it shares vital information you need about your pregnancy. At the Pregnancy Help Center, we offer no-cost ultrasounds so you can get clarity about your pregnancy before deciding on an abortion.

Schedule a no-cost and confidential appointment to confirm your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound. We are happy to sit down with you afterward to talk about pregnancy options.

We offer same-day appointments and accept walk-ins whenever available.