Everyone reacts differently to the news that they are pregnant. For some, it is a cause for celebration, or a relief after a long struggle. For others, it could be a huge shift that comes at exactly the wrong time. But no matter how you feel about your pregnancy, one thing is certain – you need to get an ultrasound. Keep reading to learn why and then give Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic a call at 706-322-5024 to Request a free appointment.
Why Are Ultrasounds So Important?
Because of movies, TV shows, and social media, people often have misconceptions about what ultrasounds do. It’s easy to think that an ultrasound is just a way to get pictures of your growing baby, find out the gender, or “meet” them for the first time. If you are considering an abortion, it’s common to think that an ultrasound isn’t necessary.
However, this image isn’t complete. While ultrasounds do show pictures of the developing baby for parents and friends to marvel at, they also serve as important diagnostic tools for verifying certain aspects of your pregnancy. In short, an ultrasound is one of the safest and best ways to obtain essential information about your pregnancy.
What An Ultrasound Can Tell You
Ultrasounds give parents and providers a lot of useful information. Some of the most important things an ultrasound can tell you are:
If the Pregnancy is Viable
An early pregnancy test will detect pregnancy hormones in your body when you are more than a few weeks pregnant. However, it doesn’t detect ectopic pregnancies (a pregnancy that begins growing outside the womb), which is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. The ultrasound would also provide information on the possibility of a miscarriage. An ultrasound is the safest and easiest way to determine the location of the pregnancy and detect a fetal heartbeat. In addition, health care providers require an ultrasound that confirms a viable pregnancy before you can proceed with any abortion mesaures.
The Approximate Gestational Age of Your Pregnancy
This information is vital for a number of reasons. First, it gives you an estimate of your due date. Second, it tells you and your provider how far along you are, that is, the age of the baby. And finally, it influences what pregnancy options are available to you. If you are considering an abortion, how far along you are in your pregnancy determines what abortion procedures can be performed. Before making any decisions, make sure you know the risks associated with each abortion method and process all of your pregnancy options first. Call Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic today at 706-322-5024 to Request a free consultation with a member of our staff.
Where to Get an Ultrasound
There are many places you can get an ultrasound when you have a positive pregnancy result. Almost every OB-GYN office will have an ultrasound machine, and there are also many dedicated ultrasound and imaging clinics that perform them. Many pregnancy resource centers, such as Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic, also offer them.
If you want to learn more about getting a free pregnancy verification ultrasound, contact Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic today! We’ll provide you with free help, information, and support for every stage of your pregnancy. Call 706-322-5024 today and ask about scheduling an appointment, or Request an appointment online and learn more about the ways we can provide support in your pregnancy decision.