After confirming your pregnancy with a lab-quality grade pregnancy test, an ultrasound is your next step to your pregnancy journey! An ultrasound is an amazing tool to understand more about your pregnancy and help determine what’s next.
What does an ultrasound do?
An ultrasound reveals three important details of your pregnancy that determine the health of your pregnancy and what pregnancy options you’re eligible for. Many women miscarry or have an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus), so it’s important to know where you stand. An ultrasound does three things:
- Reveals the gestational age of pregnancy
- Shows if your pregnancy is viable or not
- Tells you the location of your pregnancy
These are three vital things to know before moving forward in your pregnancy journey.
How Does an Ultrasound Work?
A fetal ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to detect images inside your uterus. This imaging technique is a painless and quick process. A gel substance is put on your belly and transmits sound waves. A hand-held device called a transducer is rubbed over the gel, which detects the echoes of the sound waves. The echoes are then recorded and transformed into video or photographic images of the fetus if desired.
What are my next steps?
Your next step after confirming your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test is to get an ultrasound! It can reveal any pregnancy complications or health concerns. It can also give you the peace of mind you need to take your next step in the process.
Simply schedule a free and confidential ultrasound with us today.