Ultrasounds: Get the Facts
A positive pregnancy test is just the first step. Next up, no matter what route you decide to take for your pregnancy, you will need to get an ultrasound. TLC Clinic offers free, confidential ultrasound screenings. Call 724.389.7195 to inquire about your ultrasound today!
Why do I need an Ultrasound?
You’d think a positive pregnancy test is all you need, but did you know there’s a possibility your test result is wrong? According to Mayo Clinic, at least 10% to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. You can still get a positive test result days after a miscarriage because it takes your body time to realize you’re no longer pregnant. In addition, if you are considering abortion, you need to find out how far along you are. The number of weeks you’ve been pregnant determines which abortion procedure you can have. Finally, there’s a possibility your pregnancy isn’t located where it should be in your body. This is very dangerous and you should see your health care provider immediately.
What to Expect
An ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a visual image of the inside of your uterus. It’s a non-surgical procedure and can be done in a single appointment. Usually, a woman has an ultrasound early in her pregnancy to confirm she’s actually pregnant and again later to check on the health of the fetus.
The ultrasound technician applies a gel-like substance to your abdomen. The gel helps transmit sound waves. A hand-held device called a transducer is rubbed over the gel to record the echoes of the sound waves it picks up. It’s those echoes that create an image on a computer screen.
After Your Ultrasound
After your ultrasound, you’ll have the information you need to decide about your pregnancy. We offer confidential counseling to talk about your life situation, your goals for your future, and all of your options. Schedule your appointment at TryLife Center today!
Are you eligible for an ultrasound?
Someone who is eligible for an ultrasound at TLC Clinic must meet the following criteria:
- At least 7 weeks since your last menstrual period
- No active bleeding or significant cramping
- No IUD present
- No history of tubal ligation (had your tubes tied)
- A positive pregnancy test performed at TLC Clinic (this can be done at your appointment) OR proof of a positive pregnancy test from a doctor
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Disclaimer: TryLife Center & TLC Clinic do not perform or refer for abortion procedures.