Did your pregnancy test come back positive? Are you trying to decide what to do next? Your next step is to get a free limited ultrasound at Onslow PRC. An ultrasound reveals important information about your pregnancy you will need to determine what options you have.
What is an ultrasound?
It sounds strange to create a picture with sound waves, but that is exactly what an ultrasound does. Ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. A member of our medical staff applies a lubricating gel to your stomach. Then, a hand-held device called a transducer is rubbed over the gel on your skin. The transducer sends sound waves into your body, collects the echoes that bounce back, and creates an image on a computer screen.
Why do I need an ultrasound?
You need to learn as much information as possible about your pregnancy in order to make any decisions. There are three important questions you need answered and an ultrasound will do that for you.
How Far Along Am I?
If you do not know how long you have been pregnant, an ultrasound at Onslow PRC will tell you. Ultrasound scanning reveals how far along your pregnancy is based on the measurements of the fetus. If you are considering abortion, the gestational age determines whether you can have a medical or surgical abortion.
Is The Pregnancy Viable
A viable pregnancy means a fetal heartbeat is detected. A significant percentage of pregnancies end in natural miscarriage during the first trimester. If there is no heartbeat, it may be too early in your pregnancy, or you may have miscarried.
Where Is My Pregnancy Located?
Limited ultrasound can also show if your pregnancy is ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy means the embryo implants outside the uterus. This is extremely dangerous and requires immediate medical attention.
What are my next steps?
If you have received a positive result from our free pregnancy testing and had an ultrasound, it is time to talk about your options. Whether you are considering abortion, adoption or parenting, we will provide you with truthful answers to all of your questions. What to do next with your unplanned pregnancy is a serious, lifelong decision. We never want you to feel like you have to make that choice alone. Share your concerns and your dreams. We are here to listen! For your free and confidential limited ultrasound, contact us today.