Did you know that a pregnancy test is insufficient to verify a viable pregnancy? Up to 1/5 of all pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. After a miscarriage, HCG levels may remain high in your body, meaning for a period of time your test results will still show up as positive. An ultrasound will confirm your pregnancy and determine how far along you are in the pregnancy. If you have had a positive pregnancy test, you should still confirm your pregnancy by contacting us to schedule your free and confidential ultrasound.
Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?
A positive pregnancy test can help identify a pregnancy, but an ultrasound is the best way to confirm a viable pregnancy. Ultrasounds provide information about how far along your pregnancy has progressed, and they also offer vital information about viability. They are an imperative part of the decision-making process, regardless of which option you are considering. Even if you are thinking about abortion, ultrasounds are important for making sure you have all the information necessary to make educated and informed decisions about your health and the fetus.
How Does an Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound, or sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to reveal the contents of your uterus, detect a fetal heartbeat, and determine how far along your pregnancy has progressed. Further, an ultrasound can reveal a miscarriage or potentially harmful health risks, like an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening if not detected.
Crossroads offers free limited ultrasounds for the purpose of confirming an intrauterine pregnancy, determining fetal cardiac activity, and determining approximate gestational age. (Our ultrasounds are not for the purpose of diagnosing or detecting a medical problem with the mother or baby or determining gender of the fetus) If you would like an ultrasound, we will provide one at no cost to you after you have had a positive pregnancy test in our center and it has been determined that you meet medical criteria. This will give you the necessary information to make the best decision for you. All the services we offer are completely free and confidential. Contact us today and schedule your appointment.