If you received a positive pregnancy test, now what? Confirm your pregnancy with an ultrasound to know more about your pregnancy and if it’s healthy. Get the information you need to move forward with a pregnancy decision.

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How Does An Ultrasound Work?

During an ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves show the contents of your uterus. This process is quick and painless. A wand-like transducer device is used on your abdomen along with a gel-like substance. Then the echoes are normally recorded and put into video form or photographs if desired.

Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?

At Options Pregnancy Center, you can confirm your pregnancy with our certified sonographer’s help. During an ultrasound, a sonographer will measure how far along you are and this determines what’s next for you. The other two details you will find out during an ultrasound are the viability of your pregnancy (if there is a heartbeat) and the location of your pregnancy (if it’s growing within your uterus).

An ultrasound can alert you to any complications as well. The pregnancy should be implanted inside of the uterus, or it is considered an ectopic pregnancy and is not safe to carry to full term. You will need immediate medical attention if this is the case. By understanding and confirming the details of your pregnancy, you can be sure of the accuracy of your pregnancy test.

What’s My Next Step?

After you know what stage of pregnancy you are at, you can start learning about your pregnancy options. Our team at Options Pregnancy Center can help answer questions and share about your options. Every woman’s pregnancy journey is different and we are here for you. Take the time you need to consider all your options.

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