By now, you’ve taken one of our free pregnancy tests and confirmed you’re pregnant. A positive pregnancy test is just the first step. There is more information you need. Luckily, we offer free confidential ultrasound scanning (sonograms), so let’s set up your appointment.
How Does an Ultrasound Work?
An ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a visual image of the inside of your uterus. Because up to 20% of known pregnancies can end in a natural miscarriage, a woman has an ultrasound early in her pregnancy to confirm she’s actually pregnant.
Our sonogram 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.
Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?
You need an ultrasound to determine whether your pregnancy is viable (growing). Our sonographer will be able to detect the movement of the fetus and hear a heartbeat. You’ll know you haven’t miscarried.
If you’re considering abortion, you need to find out how far along your pregnancy is. One of the best ways to determine the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant (the gestational age) is with ultrasound scanning.
The gestational age determines which abortion procedure you can have. If you’re under 10 weeks pregnant, you can have a medical abortion. Anything over that, and you will have to have a surgical abortion.
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. Our medical staff can help you find the care you need.
We’re Here To Help You
As you can see, a limited obstetric ultrasound is important for your health. On average, an ultrasound at any other facility in Indiana could cost $150 or more. Our ultrasounds are free so you can get all the information you need to know about your pregnancy.
Trust us for the pregnancy services you need. Once we confirm your pregnancy, we can sit down and talk about all of your options.