After a positive pregnancy test, you should have an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. At Sage Women’s Center, we offer ultrasounds at no cost for women who receive a positive testing result at our center. Make an appointment today for your no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound.
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is an imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to project a visual of your uterus onto a screen. This is a non-surgical procedure and can be done in a single appointment. Ultrasounds are used throughout pregnancy to check in on the development and progression.
Why do I need an ultrasound?
Ultrasounds provide you with valuable information to guide your pregnancy decision. Most importantly, an ultrasound is used to confirm a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound also determines how far along your pregnancy is and if a heartbeat can be detected. These two factors will greatly impact what options are available to you. If no heartbeat can be detected, it is very early in the pregnancy and you may still naturally miscarry. Lastly, an ultrasound ensures that the pregnancy is located in the uterus. Pregnancies that have implanted outside of the uterus, for example in the fallopian tubes or the vaginal canal, are considered ectopic and cannot be safely carried to term. Ectopic pregnancies can be life-threatening and you should seek medical attention immediately.
What are my next steps?
After a positive pregnancy test and subsequent ultrasound, it is time to begin considering your options. At Sage Women’s Center, we are dedicated to providing you with updated education about all of your options. This includes information about adoption, parenting, abortion. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we are here to help and provide support. Make an appointment at Sage Women’s Center for your no-cost ultrasound and to meet with our trained staff.