How Does An Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound is your next step in the pregnancy confirmation process after a positive pregnancy test. The process of an ultrasound involves using high-frequency sound waves to reveal images of your uterus and the fetus.
The first ultrasound is done in your first trimester to confirm your pregnancy and shows three important factors of your pregnancy, including…
- The gestational age (how far along you are)
- The location of the pregnancy (if it’s within your uterus or not)
- Confirms if it’s a viable pregnancy or not
Do I Need An Ultrasound?
Yes – an ultrasound is a must! While a pregnancy test indicates pregnancy, there is additional information that only an ultrasound can tell you about your pregnancy.
An ultrasound alerts you if your pregnancy is ectopic, meaning the embryo implants outside of the uterus, it will not result in a live birth. This pregnancy complication can be potentially life-threatening so it’s essential to identify an ectopic pregnancy as soon as possible.
Are You Considering Abortion?
If you are considering an abortion, dating the pregnancy is necessary to determine what type of abortion procedures are available to you. An obstetrical ultrasound is the only way to accurately reveal the location and gestational age of the pregnancy.
Our medical team will review your ultrasound results and help answer any questions you have. We will give you the knowledge you need to make a fully informed decision about your pregnancy.
Make A Free Ultrasound Appointment
If your pregnancy test result is positive, Alpha Omega Center will provide a limited ultrasound* at no cost to you. We will check to see how far along you are in your pregnancy, we will ensure that you have an intrauterine pregnancy (that is, the pregnancy is in your uterus), and we will measure the baby’s heart rate.
An ultrasound provides an important window for you to know exactly what is happening with your body and pregnancy. First, schedule a pregnancy test appointment and our client care team will arrange for you to have an early ultrasound with our sonographer.