Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

You may think a positive pregnancy test result is all you need to determine if you’re pregnant. But it isn’t. A positive pregnancy test only indicates the possibility of pregnancy. You need an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy is viable (developing with a detectable heartbeat) or if you have miscarried.

What Can I Learn From an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan answers three critical questions. You’ll learn the following:

1. How Far Along Am I?

It is difficult to predict ovulation even if you use a period tracker. As a result, you may not have the correct date when you became pregnant. Our free and confidential ultrasound can determine the closest date possible.

2. Is My Pregnancy Developing?

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it is estimated that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. It is possible to get a positive pregnancy test days or weeks after you’ve miscarried because it takes your hormones time to return to pre-pregnancy levels.

3. Where Is My Pregnancy Located?

This may seem like an odd question, but if your pregnancy is not located in your uterus, it can become a life-threatening health situation. This type of pregnancy is known as ectopic. Although rare, it requires specific treatment.

When Should I Get an Ultrasound?

If you received a positive result from one of Option’s medical-grade pregnancy tests, it is time to schedule your onsite ultrasound. Once completed and reviewed, you will have the essential information about your pregnancy to help you make a confident decision.

We can discuss your options, including abortion. Although we do not provide or refer for abortion, we can explain abortion procedures, side effects, and the potential risks. Plus, you can learn about the benefits of making an adoption plan or choosing to parent.

Ultrasound scans are used to confirm the presence of a viable uterine pregnancy. We do not use ultrasound to determine gender or diagnose abnormalities. Eligibility criteria apply.