Still feeling a bit overwhelmed about your unplanned pregnancy? After receiving a positive lab-quality grade pregnancy test result, getting an ultrasound is your next step to confirm your pregnancy. You can do this!
It’s important to confirm your pregnancy through an ultrasound (also known as a sonogram) and receive clarity before moving forward with any pregnancy decision. An sonogram will give you valuable information about your pregnancy that a pregnancy test simply cannot.
Confirms Your Pregnancy
After getting a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound is your next step. Here are three reasons an sonogram is vital after getting a positive pregnancy test:
- To check for a viable pregnancy
- Know the location of your pregnancy (if it’s within the uterus or not)
- Learn how far along you are
Reveals Potential Risks
An ultrasound does more than confirm your pregnancy; it also alerts you to potential pregnancy risks and health complications. An ultrasound can detect an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy located outside the uterus) which is not viable and poses a significant health threat. Certain health risks could eliminate pregnancy options for you, so it’s key that you don’t skip an ultrasound.
How Does An Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound uses an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images inside your body. A handheld device called a transducer reveals the inside of your uterus. It then sends sound waves into your body and receives the echoes that bounce back, creating images on a screen. It’s normally a quick and fairly painless process.
Schedule A Free Appointment
After confirming your pregnancy through an ultrasound, it’s time to consider your pregnancy options. Your three pregnancy options are adoption, abortion, or parenting. Our team at Mendo lake Women’s Clinic is here to provide education about all your options.
We offer no-cost and confidential ultrasounds so you can be sure about your pregnancy today. You are not alone in your pregnancy journey.
Schedule a free appointment at Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic today.