Did your pregnancy test come back positive? Are you trying to decide what to do next? Your best next step is to get an ultrasound scan. This will reveal important information about your pregnancy that will determine which options you can choose.
An ultrasound answers three questions:
How Far Along Am I?
Ultrasound technology utilizes sound waves to generate an image of the inside of your uterus. From this image, the ultrasound technician can take measurements to determine how far along you are.
Whether you’re considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, this information is necessary for you to know and understand. How far along you are influences what kind of abortion procedure you can choose and impacts your due date.
An ultrasound is important even if you have a rough idea of how far along you are because it is more exact.
Where Is the Pregnancy Located?
Sometimes the embryo implants somewhere other than in the uterus. Most often, it implants in the Fallopian tubes. This is called a tubal or ectopic pregnancy and is nonviable. Additionally, it also posts a significant health risk to you and requires medical attention immediately.
If the ultrasound reveals an ectopic pregnancy, we’ll direct you to a doctor so you can address it as quickly as possible with a medical professional.
Is the Pregnancy Viable?
It’s possible for your pregnancy test to come back positive but for an ultrasound to reveal a nonviable pregnancy. About 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This usually happens early in the pregnancy. An abortion won’t address a miscarriage and you should seek a doctor’s care as soon as possible to receive the treatment and help you need.
Schedule a Free Ultrasound Today
Your next step after a positive pregnancy test is an ultrasound so you can be equipped with the answers and knowledge you need to make an informed and empowered decision about your pregnancy. We offer free ultrasounds so contact us to schedule your appointment today!