What’s next after a positive pregnancy test? You’re not alone in your pregnancy journey.
If you are considering your options, an ultrasound is a powerful tool used to collect vital information about your pregnancy and can help you learn what options you have, as well as your eligibility for different procedures.
How Does Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound produces high-frequency sound waves that bounce back off the observed tissue, interpret these echoes, and create an image on a screen.
Medical News Today says, “Ultrasound is sound that travels through soft tissue and fluids, but it bounces back, or echoes, off denser surfaces. This is how it creates an image.”
What Are Ultrasounds Used For?
Mayfair Diagnostics states, “Ultrasound has a variety of uses, despite being most often associated with pregnancy. It can be ordered to investigate pain, swelling, or other symptoms.”
Confirm Your Pregnancy
While a pregnancy test confirms you have the pregnancy hormone in your system, an ultrasound goes a step further to reveal key details about your pregnancy. An ultrasound tells you:
- If you have a viable pregnancy
- The location of your pregnancy
- How far along you are in your pregnancy
In pregnancy, an ultrasound indicates if pregnancy is taking place where it should be and is not ectopic (outside the uterus). This imaging is important because if an ectopic pregnancy is present, immediate medical intervention may be required for the health and safety of the woman.
Early discovery of an ectopic pregnancy is vital to protect a woman’s wellness. Thankfully, ultrasound helps verify pregnancy placement and can provide peace of mind.
No-Cost Limited Ultrasounds
We offer no-cost, limited ultrasounds so you can be sure about where your pregnancy stands. After that, talk through all your pregnancy options with us in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
We are here for you. Request a no-cost pregnancy confirmation appointment today.