Your pregnancy test came back positive. You are probably thinking: now what? To ensure that your results were accurate, we always recommend that you have an ultrasound following a positive pregnancy test. At Abiding Care, we offer free ultrasounds to confirm your pregnancy and give you valuable information that will guide your decision-making process.

What is an Ultrasound?

First and foremost, an ultrasound at Abiding Care is to confirm your pregnancy. By viewing the pregnancy, you can be sure that the result of your pregnancy test was correct. The pregnancy must also be implanted inside of the uterus, or it is considered an ectopic pregnancy and is not safe to carry to term and you would be referred for immediate medical attention.

During your ultrasound, your nurse will measure the pregnancy and estimate how far along you are. This will determine what options are available to you. Your nurse will then see if there is a heartbeat. If there is no heartbeat, it may still be very early in the pregnancy or you may be naturally miscarrying.

The ultrasounds performed here are not intended to replace prenatal care, but only to assist you in verifying and confirming pregnancy.

Why do I Need an Ultrasound?

First and foremost, an ultrasound at Abiding Care is to confirm your pregnancy. By locating the pregnancy, you can be sure that the result of your pregnancy test was correct. When locating your pregnancy, your nurse is ensuring that your pregnancy is viable. The pregnancy must implant inside of the uterus, or it is considered and ectopic pregnancy and is not safe to carry to term.

During your ultrasound, your nurse will measure the pregnancy and estimate how far along you are in your pregnancy. This will determine what options are available to you. Your nurse will then see if there is a heartbeat. If there is no heartbeat, it is still very early in the pregnancy and you may still naturally miscarry.

What is My Next Step?

After an ultrasound, you are ready to begin considering your options. At Abiding Care, our staff is here to educate, answer questions, and discuss all your options with you. Your decision-making process is going to be unique to you, but we want you to have all the information you need to make an informed choice.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we are here for you. Make an appointment at Abiding Care today for your free ultrasound today!

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