Have you taken a pregnancy test and received results that you weren’t expecting? A positive pregnancy test can be a scary reality for many women, but we are here for you. If you think you might be pregnant, you can make an appointment for a free limited obstetrical ultrasound at Heart to Heart.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside the body. When it comes to determining whether you are pregnant, these sound waves are able to detect if there is fetus inside your uterus, if there is a heartbeat and determine how far along you are.
An ultrasound can also determine whether you might miscarry. According to WebMD, about 15 to 25 percent of recognized pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. The majority of miscarriages occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy, sometimes referred to as an extrauterine pregnancy, is a pregnancy that develops outside of the uterus – typically in the fallopian tubes. When a fertilized egg implants anywhere other than the uterus, it can cause serious health complications. A fertilized egg cannot survive outside the uterus, and if the egg continues to grow, it can cause damage to nearby organs. An ultrasound can help detect this condition and we can refer you for immediate medical assistance if this occurs.
If the ultrasound confirms your pregnancy, know that you are not alone. We will support you throughout this journey, through mentoring, options counseling and more. Our goal is to provide you with the information and resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy. Make your free and confidential appointment today.