If you have a positive pregnancy test at The Bridge Wellness, your next step is to have an ultrasound. We offer pregnancy confirmation through no-cost limited obstetrical ultrasounds.
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses the echoes from high-frequency sound waves to produce a picture of the inside of your uterus. Our technician will first apply a gel-like substance to your abdomen and rub a wand-like instrument called a transducer through the gel.
From the echoes of the sound waves, an image is formed on a computer screen. The technician will point out what you’re seeing and listen for a viable heartbeat.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
In addition to determining if your pregnancy is viable or you’ve miscarried, ultrasound provides your date of conception (gestational age). If you’re considering abortion, you need to know the date of conception to determine which method you qualify for.
The abortion pill procedure (medical abortion) can only be used if you are 70 days or less from the first day of your last menstrual period. If you’re farther than 70 days into your pregnancy, experts recommend a surgical abortion.
Ultrasound also reveals where your pregnancy is located. Some pregnancies don’t implant in the uterus which can be very dangerous. If it’s discovered your pregnancy is located elsewhere, we’ll encourage you to see your health care provider as soon as possible.
Making A Confident Decision
We offer information to help you make confident decisions about pregnancy, sexual health, and relationships. We’re committed to providing women and men with evidence-based information and services.
Because we believe everyone should receive our services without financial concern, we offer them free of charge. You’re facing a big decision and your choices can be overwhelming. We’re here to provide the counsel, support, and information you need to feel empowered to choose what’s best for your future.
Contact us at 770-957-8288.