No-Cost Limited OB Ultrasounds
If you’ve recently had a positive pregnancy test result, the next step will be to have an ultrasound. These are offered completely free of charge at New Hope Center.
No matter what options you’re considering for your unplanned pregnancy, an ultrasound will give you important information about your body and your health, so you’re prepared for your next steps.
What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a form of medical imaging that uses the echo of high-frequency sound waves to create an image of what’s happening inside your body. In this case, it’s looking inside your uterus. Ultrasounds are completely safe for both you and your pregnancy.
A sonographer will put a gel-like substance on your abdomen and then rub a wand-like device, called a transducer, over the gel. The sound waves are converted into images on a screen for the sonographer to see and review. They can then tell you the specific details of your pregnancy.
Why do I need one?
An ultrasound will provide you the information you’re going to need to decide what to do regarding your unplanned pregnancy:
- An ultrasound will confirm your pregnancy. As many as one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, so it’s important to make sure you’re pregnant.
- An ultrasound will determine how many months along you are. This is important to know if you’re considering abortion because the procedures that are available to you will depend on the gestational age of your pregnancy.
- An ultrasound will show where the pregnancy is located – if it is somewhere other than the uterus, it is called an ectopic pregnancy.
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself somewhere other than the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. This condition is very serious and requires immediate medical attention.
Let’s Get The Answers You Need
New Hope Center offers no-cost ultrasounds to women who are or might be pregnant, so they have the information they need to make the best possible decision for them. To schedule an appointment at our center, please contact us today.
New Hope Center cannot perform ultrasounds for those who are already under a doctor’s care.