Do I Need An Ultrasound?

After confirming your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test, an ultrasound is your next step to confirm your pregnancy. 

We know how nerve-racking the pregnancy confirmation process can be and all the emotions that come with it. It’s normal to feel uneasy about what’s next when facing a possible unplanned pregnancy. You are not alone. We can help with each step of the process.

The next step after a positive pregnancy test is to get an ultrasound. We offer ultrasound referrals at no cost to you at Care Net LVNM.

How Do Ultrasounds Work?

An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to reveal images of the fetus in the womb. An ultrasound should be done during your first trimester to confirm your pregnancy details. An ultrasound will reveal three vital details of your pregnancy, including:

  1. The gestational age (how far along you are)
  2. The location of the fetus (if it’s within your uterus or not)
  3. Confirms if it’s a viable pregnancy or not (if there is a heartbeat & is growing)

Be Alerted To Any Complications

An ultrasound can also indicate whether you may miscarry, which happens in approximately 10 to 20 percent of all known pregnancies. An ultrasound can also indicate if you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy.

An ectopic pregnancy, where the embryo implants outside of the uterus, will not result in a live birth. Since it can also be potentially life-threatening to the woman, it is important to identify an ectopic pregnancy as early as possible.

When considering abortion, it’s essential to understand how far along you are to determine what abortion options are available. An ultrasound is the only way to confirm this.

After An Ultrasound

Once you receive ultrasound results from a medical professional, we can discuss your options. Schedule a no-cost appointment today to begin the confirmation process and get a no-cost ultrasound referral.