Did you recently take a pregnancy test and it turned out positive? Ultrasound is the best way to confirm your pregnancy and determine its viability. If you test positive on the pregnancy test administered at Emergency Pregnancy Services, you may be offered a free, limited obstetric ultrasound as part of your Pregnancy Verification and Consultation appointment.
- that the pregnancy is located inside the uterus where it needs to be to survive
- whether or not the pregnancy has a heartbeat
- the gestational age of the pregnancy (how far along you are)
The reasons you need an ultrasound
Ultrasound provides very important information that you will need before you can make a decision. Ultrasound examinations evaluate
the presence, size, and location of the pregnancy. Our free limited ultrasounds also confirm whether your pregnancy is viable (a heartbeat is detected) and that it is located in the uterus. By measuring the growth of the fetus, the technician can determine how long you’ve been pregnant. Knowing the gestational age determines the likely date of conception and a possible due date.