An ultrasound reveals more than you may think. It’s important to protect your health as it confirms different pregnancy details and potential complications. Keep reading to learn the reasons you need an ultrasound before abortion.
Take a deep breath. We understand how scared you may feel, but you are not alone.
1. Confirm Your Pregnancy Location
An ultrasound will help confirm your pregnancy’s location. With a healthy pregnancy, the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. With a pregnancy complication called ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus.
With this pregnancy complication, a pregnancy cannot survive or continue. It’s essential to identify this complication immediately, as it can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. An ultrasound can help alert you to this possible complication.
2. Be Alerted of Potential Complications
Along with ectopic pregnancy, a miscarriage is another common pregnancy complication. An ultrasound can help alert you to this. Medical attention will be needed if you have a miscarriage, and abortion would not be an option in this instance.
3. Confirm How Far Along You Are
Lastly, know how far along you are to confirm your options when considering abortion. The FDA has approved medical abortion up to ten weeks gestation. Otherwise, a surgical abortion will be needed.
An ultrasound is the only way to confirm which type of abortion you’re eligible for and safeguard your health.
Begin Pregnancy Confirmation
Our caring team at Choose Hope Women’s Center is here for you as you confirm the details of your pregnancy to decide what’s next for you. You are not alone.
Schedule a free, confidential appointment today to begin pregnancy confirmation and get the clarity you need through an ultrasound. We’re here for you along the way and can discuss your options.