Your Most Important Next Step
Having an ultrasound is the most important next step you can take if you have a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound is a simple and painless procedure that uses sound waves through your body to create an image. That image is used to rule out ectopic pregnancy, determine your due date, age of the fetus and the viability of the pregnancy. If you’re considering abortion, an ultrasound provides information that tells you what abortion methods are available to you.
Ultrasound Before Abortion
It’s important to have an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion procedure. An ultrasound will confirm your stage of pregnancy, which determines what abortion methods are available to you. PRC of the Valleys provides limited ultrasound referrals and options consultations free of charge. Visit our Center to receive information on different abortion methods and their risks. A trained Client Advocate is available to talk to you about your options and answer your questions.
How To Qualify For An Onsite Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Referral
If you think you’re pregnant, the next step is to know for sure. PRC of the Valleys offers pregnancy tests free of charge to help confirm your pregnancy. Tests are completed on-site during your appointment and provide immediate results. If your test result is positive, you qualify to receive a referral for an onsite limited obstetrical ultrasound at our Center. If you’re planning on abortion, this limited obstetrical ultrasound will tell you which abortion methods may be available to you.
Will I Have A Natural Miscarriage?
If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, you may not need one. Recent studies show that as many as 25% to 31% of all early pregnancies end in natural miscarriage, avoiding the need for an abortion. An ultrasound can help determine if your pregnancy is viable (healthy) or at risk for a natural miscarriage.
This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.
How Far Along Am I?
If you cannot remember when your last period was, an ultrasound can give you an estimated measurement of the pregnancy. If you’re planning on having an abortion, you will need to know how many weeks pregnant you are. This will determine what abortion methods may be available to you.
Do I Have An Ectopic Pregnancy?
An ultrasound will determine if your pregnancy is viable. If your pregnancy is ectopic, meaning the fertilized egg is lodged outside of the uterus in the fallopian tubes, you will need to seek emergency medical attention.