Free Limited Obstetric Ultrasounds
Once you have taken a positive pregnancy test at Hopeline, your next best step is to receive a limited obstetric ultrasound. Through this service, we can confirm whether you have a viable pregnancy. If you believe you might be pregnant, contact us today for a pregnancy test and subsequent ultrasound.
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound machine measures high-frequency sound waves. A gel-like substance is placed on your stomach, and an instrument called a transducer is rubbed over the gel. Echos of the sound waves are received back and electronically translated into black and white dots. Those dots reveal an image inside your uterus, which is displayed on a computer screen.
While a positive pregnancy test can indicate pregnancy, the only way to confirm it is through an ultrasound. Having an ultrasound is imperative to the decision-making process, no matter what option you’re considering. Even if you want an abortion, you’ll need to obtain proof of pregnancy and learn more information.
Why do I need an ultrasound?
An ultrasound procedure will give you the important information you need about your body, health, and pregnancy. Here’s what you’ll learn:
1. Ultrasound confirms your pregnancy.
Up to 20% of all pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. The purpose of an ultrasound is to ensure your pregnancy is viable (a heartbeat is detected). Once you have this information, you can begin considering your options.
2. Ultrasound shows how far along you are.
Knowing the gestational age of your pregnancy is especially important if you are considering abortion. Different abortion procedures are determined by how far along you are in your pregnancy. No matter what options you’re considering, this is valuable for you to know.
3. Ultrasound determines where your pregnancy is located.
Sometimes, a fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus as it should. If it attaches somewhere else like within a fallopian tube, it’s called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are dangerous and should be treated immediately by a medical professional.
Contact us for free pregnancy testing and ultrasound. We want you to have as much information as possible to make an informed and empowered decision.