Have You Confirmed Your Pregnancy?

Do you think a positive pregnancy test provides all you need to know about your pregnancy? Actually, it doesn’t.

A positive pregnancy test only indicates the possibility of pregnancy. There’s much more to know, and ultrasound is one of the best ways to get that information.

Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?

There are three essential questions that an ultrasound scan can answer.

1. Is Your Pregnancy Viable?

A viable pregnancy is growing with a detectable heartbeat. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Other studies suggest it could be as high as 26%.

It is possible to get a positive pregnancy test result days or weeks after you have already miscarried. By performing an ultrasound scan, our sonographer can determine if your pregnancy is viable or if you have miscarried.

2. How Far Along Is Your Pregnancy?

The number of days or weeks you have been pregnant is known as the gestational age. Doctors begin your pregnancy’s gestational age from the first day of your last menstrual period.

Knowing your pregnancy’s gestational age is especially vital if you are considering abortion. Our sonographer measures the pregnancy’s development to determine how far along you are.

3. Where Is Your Pregnancy Located?

Although rare, some pregnancies form outside the uterus and are known as ectopic pregnancies. If an ectopic pregnancy continues to develop, it can cause internal bleeding, which is extremely dangerous.

An ultrasound reveals the location of the pregnancy to determine its safety.

Making An Informed Decision

No matter what you choose, we respect your decision. However, we want you to have as much information as possible to make an informed and empowered choice.

If your Queen City pregnancy test is positive, our staff will determine the next steps, such as an ultrasound exam. Eligibility is required, so contact us to schedule your no-cost confidential appointment today.

We do not use ultrasound to determine gender or diagnose abnormalities.