If you’ve recently discovered you’re unexpectedly pregnant or you think you might be pregnant, a pregnancy test is where you should start. You may be wondering, how does an ultrasound work? At Emergency Pregnancy Services, we offer free and confidential pregnancy testing to help you know for sure. 

You also need an ultrasound. A positive pregnancy test doesn’t give you all of the information you need, especially if you’re considering abortion. 

Free and Confidential Ultrasound

The average cost for an ultrasound in Jacksonville is $139. At Emergency Pregnancy Services, we’re not looking to make a profit off of your pregnancy. We offer our ultrasound scans completely free of charge. 

If you receive a positive pregnancy test result from one of our free lab-quality tests, you’ll want to schedule an ultrasound. Even though it was positive, there’s still a chance you’re no longer pregnant. We’ll get you scheduled right away.

What Is An Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds create images with the echoes of high-frequency soundwaves. It’s a safe procedure. Our ultrasound technician has you lie down on the examination table and applies a special gel to your abdomen to help conduct the sound waves.

Once the gel is applied, the technician will move an instrument called a transducer back and forth over the gel. The sound waves reflected off your bones and other tissues are converted into images on a monitor. The technician will review the images with you and tell you exactly what you’re seeing.

Why You Need An Ultrasound

Only an ultrasound can provide critical information you need to move forward with your pregnancy. These are the three main reasons an ultrasound is essential:

1. To find out if your pregnancy is viable or if you’ve had a miscarriage. 

Viable means a heartbeat is detected and the pregnancy is growing. The Mayo Clinic says up to 30% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. You can still get a positive pregnancy test result and no longer be pregnant because it takes your body time to readjust.

2. To find out how many weeks you’ve been pregnant. 

This is known as the gestational age of your pregnancy. If you’re considering abortion, you definitely need to know the length of time you’ve been pregnant. At 10 weeks and under, you qualify for a medical abortion. A pregnancy longer than 10 weeks means you’ll only qualify for surgical abortion.

3. To locate the pregnancy. 

Although rare, some pregnancies develop outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is called an ectopic pregnancy and can be life-threatening. If this is the case, you need to see a healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Schedule an Ultrasound

Once you’ve taken one of our free and confidential pregnancy tests, you can see why it’s important to have an ultrasound too. 

Contact us and we’ll get you scheduled right away. The sooner you get all of the information you need, the easier it will be to make an empowered decision.  Learn how ultrasound works today. 

You deserve as much information as possible. Come in for free pregnancy services and options consultations. If you need someone to trust, you can count on us.