“Do I really need an ultrasound before I go to Planned Parenthood?” You may be asking yourself this question. We know what you may be feeling…an unplanned pregnancy tends to bring pressure and stress. Before you rush into your next step, it’s important to know why an ultrasound is vital to moving forward.
If you are considering abortion, you will need an ultrasound before going to Planned Parenthood or another abortion clinic. Here are 3 reasons an ultrasound is vital to making an informed decision about your pregnancy.
1. It Confirms Your Pregnancy
An ultrasound is necessary to confirm your pregnancy and will answer questions that a positive pregnancy test can not. During an ultrasound, an imaging method uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures in your body. Here are three significant questions that will be answered when receiving an ultrasound:
- How far along am I? (date/age)
- Is my pregnancy viable? (If you have a living, growing pregnancy)
- Is the pregnancy inside the uterus? (Or somewhere else, like the Fallopian tubes)
2. It Informs You About Your Risks
Confirming your pregnancy with an ultrasound is vital to your health and wellbeing. If you know you have a viable pregnancy through an ultrasound, you can prevent a dangerous medical situation. An ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy growing outside of the uterus), when left undetected, could cause great harm if an abortion was performed.
An ultrasound also has the ability to reveal the state of your pregnancy and tell you what kind of abortion you could have. You shouldn’t attempt a medication abortion if you are more than ten weeks (after your last period). Some medication abortions are not done after even seven weeks.
3. It Helps You Consider Your Options Before Planned Parenthood
After receiving an ultrasound, you can be more confident about your options. When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you have three options: adoption, abortion, and parenting. You deserve to know about all of them and what they really entail. This way, you are confident and can make an informed decision. We are here to provide you the resources you need to make the best decision for your future.
Schedule Your Ultrasound Today
Most abortion clinics, like Planned Parenthood, will charge you a fee for an ultrasound. At Miami Valley Women’s Center, all our services are at no cost to you! We care for the women we serve! We believe you deserve to know about all your options and the safe steps to take before you proceed with your pregnancy decision.
Schedule your free ultrasound with us today! Our medical staff would be more than happy to meet you and help in any way we can.