Going through all the highs and lows that come with the news of an unexpected pregnancy? You’re not alone. A positive pregnancy test is just your first step to confirming your pregnancy and making a pregnancy decision.
If you’re considering abortion, pregnancy confirmation with ultrasound is your next step. Get clarity on what type of abortion would typically be done, depending on how many weeks you are. First Care Cliniccan provide you with a free and confidential ultrasound appointment.
After confirming your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing, an ultrasound goes even further and confirms three things needed before abortion…
Ultrasound Confirmation Before Abortion
1. How far along you are (gestational age)
Before deciding on abortion, you first need to know how far along you are in your pregnancy. There are two types of abortion: surgical and medical. A medical abortion (also known as the abortion pill) is typically done if you are 70 days (10 weeks) or less from the first day of your last menstrual period. Otherwise, surgical abortion is usually needed.
2. The location of your pregnancy
Some women experience an ectopic pregnancy – where the pregnancy location is outside of the uterus. Though this is rare – an ultrasound can reveal if you’re experiencing this type of pregnancy which could lead to serious medical complications.
If you do have an ectopic pregnancy, an abortion will not end this type of pregnancy. You would be directed to see your doctor immediately, and they will be able to tell you what’s next if needed.
3. The viability of your pregnancy
Do you have a healthy growing pregnancy? This detail is vital to understand. The Mayo Clinic shares that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Some women don’t even realize that they’re pregnant.
An ultrasound verifies the viability – the health and growth of your pregnancy, determining if it has a detectable heartbeat. Sometimes it may be too early to detect if you are less than around 6 weeks from your last period.
Get An Ultrasound Today
At First Care Clinic, we offer free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. This way, you can confirm your pregnancy before making your decision. We’re here for those experiencing unexpected pregnancies. We want to give you the support you need during this time.