Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion

Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy and wondering what’s next? You may wonder why an ultrasound is necessary for an abortion. Maybe you received a positive pregnancy test and want to make a decision about your pregnancy. A positive pregnancy test is not enough to move forward with an abortion. 

Before having an abortion, confirm your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound. We understand how nerve-wracking an unplanned pregnancy can be and we are here for you.

Before An Abortion

Though an at-home pregnancy test is normally accurate, there is always a chance for inaccuracy if you take it incorrectly or at the wrong time. To be sure, there are two steps to pregnancy confirmation before an abortion. First, receive lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasound at our clinic at no cost to you.

Here are the three things that an ultrasound reveals about your pregnancy…

1. Reveals Pregnancy Viability

Learn if you have a healthy pregnancy with a detectable heartbeat. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20% and possibly more known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. 

Ultrasounds reveal if you have had a miscarriage or not. If you have miscarried, there’s no need to make an abortion appointment, and a follow-up with a doctor is needed for the next steps and a medical evaluation.

2. Learn How Far Along You Are

To make any pregnancy decision with confidence, you will need to know how far along you are in your pregnancy. An ultrasound confirms this detail. Medical abortions are only available to women 10 weeks pregnant or earlier.

If you are still thinking of abortion and you are later than 10 weeks pregnant, a surgical abortion will be necessary. 

3. Know the Location of Your Pregnancy

Some women experience ectopic pregnancies, where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus. If not addressed quickly, this can be life-threatening and cause great harm to a woman’s body. Seek medical attention right away if you find out this news through an ultrasound.

Receive a Free Ultrasound Today

Get a free ultrasound and lab-quality pregnancy testing today to take the next step in your pregnancy journey. You are not in this alone. Our compassionate team at Options Medical Clinic is here to help you with pregnancy confirmation and understand your options.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment today.