Confirm Your Pregnancy With an Ultrasound
It can be overwhelming when you suspect that you may be pregnant. If you have already taken a home pregnancy test and it was positive, then you are likely experiencing a lot of feelings all at once. Whether you are feeling happy, scared, anxious, or confused, you should take things slow. After getting a positive pregnancy test at a clinic, the next thing to do is to confirm the pregnancy is viable through an ultrasound.
What does an ultrasound do?
An ultrasound is an imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create a visual image of your pregnancy. You will be able to see this image on a screen. An ultrasound is necessary because it provides you with critical information going forward in your pregnancy. You will find out how far along you are and whether you have a viable pregnancy.
To determine how far along the pregnancy is, the nurse sonographer will measure the fetus. A physician will compare the ultrasound measurements to your estimated dating from your last menstrual period and determine how many weeks pregnant you are. How far along the pregnancy is may affect your options going forward.
First Care Clinic’s ultrasounds are performed by nurse sonographers, who are licensed medical providers and have been trained in limited obstetrical ultrasounds and operate in compliance with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
What are my next steps?
If you have had a positive pregnancy test and an ultrasound, then your next move is to begin considering your options. Whether you already know what is the best choice for you or you have no idea which direction you want to go, we are here to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information about abortion, adoption, and parenting to help you confidently make the most informed decision you can.
Our staff is here to give you the resources and support you need to navigate this challenging decision in a private and non-judgmental space. Make your appointment today and see how we can help.
First Care Clinic offers consultations and evidence-based medical education about your pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services. Our medical personnel are available to help answer any questions you may have.