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A positive pregnancy test (including a home test) is an indication of pregnancy, but not a confirmation. The test result should be confirmed by an OB Ultrasound exam.
A limited OB Ultrasound can determine the following:
- If your pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening tubal pregnancy.
- The approximate age of your pregnancy.
- Does the fetus have a heartbeat.
- How developed is the fetus.
- Is your pregnancy capable of developing under normal conditions.
Life Options offer free limited ultrasounds to confirm intrauterine pregnancy with fetal heart rate and pregnancy dating. Exam is offered up to 20 weeks. Please make an appointment for a pregnancy test before an ultrasound, as ultrasounds can only be offered after a positive test.
If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound is recommended before going to an abortion clinic or taking RU486 (the Abortion Pill). An ultrasound will tell you for sure how many weeks pregnant you are, which determines the types of abortion procedures available to you. An ultrasound also tells you if the pregnancy viable (able to survive) or at risk for a natural miscarriage, avoiding the need for an abortion. Make an appointment with a medical professional at Life Options to receive a free ultrasound and to learn more about abortion.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A sonogram scan is a noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to determine information about your pregnancy. If you’re wondering when you might have gotten pregnant or can’t remember when your last period was, an ultrasound will tell you. An ultrasound will also tell you if your pregnancy is viable (able to survive) and where your pregnancy is located. This information may determine what options are available to you.
If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, you may not even need to make a decision. Statistics show that natural miscarriages occur in approximately 10% to 25% of all pregnancies and most occur in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, avoiding the need for an abortion. An ultrasound will help determine if your pregnancy is viable (able to survive) or at risk for a natural miscarriage.
Our sonogram scan will determine where your pregnancy is located and if your pregnancy is safe. Normally a pregnancy is located in the uterus, but sometimes a pregnancy can implant itself outside of the uterus (meaning it is an ectopic pregnancy), which can be a life-threatening situation for you and the pregnancy wouldn’t be considered viable (able to survive).
If you’re concerned about being pregnant or considering abortion, it’s important to know how many weeks pregnant you are. Ovulation usually occurs in the middle of a 28 day cycle – or about 14 days after the first day of your last period. However, ovulation can vary, especially if you have irregular periods. An ultrasound will tell you how far along you are.
All of our ultrasounds are performed by nurses that have been trained as ultrasound technicians on up-to-date medical equipment. Each ultrasound is reviewed by a Medical Doctor to insure that we are providing the highest standards of care. If you want to learn more about your pregnancy and ensure you’re making healthy choices, schedule your free pregnancy test and ultrasound appointment today.