Think You’re Pregnant? Three Reasons to Have an Ultrasound

If you’ve taken a home pregnancy test that gave you a positive result, chances are your mind is racing with decisions that need to be made. If this is an unplanned pregnancy, you may be confused and worried about how this will impact your future. But, before you make any crucial decisions, you should schedule an appointment for an ultrasound, and there are three important reasons why.

  1. An ultrasound will confirm if your pregnancy is viable. Nearly one third of all pregnancies can end in miscarriage in the early stages, so even if you received a positive pregnancy test result, there is a chance your pregnancy may not be viable. An ultrasound can also confirm that the embryo is growing in the proper place.
  2. An ultrasound can confirm how far along you are. Even if you think you know the date of your last menstrual period, an ultrasound can tell you exactly how far along the pregnancy is. This is important as the number of weeks along you are can impact the options available to you.
  3. An ultrasound gives you the opportunity to understand how the embryo is developing. We are often told that embryos and fetuses are simply blobs of tissue, but that simply isn’t true. The fetus is a unique individual being, with a heart that starts beating just 21 days after conception. Before you make any decision about the future of your pregnancy, it is important to understand exactly what is happening inside your body.

Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic offers ultrasounds free of charge. We know that facing an unplanned pregnancy can be an already difficult time, and finances can add to a troubling situation. All of the services we provide are completely free of charge.

An ultrasound should be an important component used to guide your decision making. It will confirm your pregnancy, and tell you exactly how far along you are so you can have the most accurate information about the options available to you for the stage of pregnancy you are in.

To schedule a free ultrasound, call our office today at 863-393-6988 or email us at ofw@optionsforwomenphc.com.