How Do Ultrasounds Work?

An ultrasound is a type of imaging technique that does not use radiation and is very safe. Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to receive information that can be seen as an image on a screen. 

A gel-like substance is put on your belly, and a transducer device is rubbed over the gel to pick up the sound waves and onto a screen for your viewing if you’d like. 

Why Do I Need One?

Although ultrasounds are used for a variety of diagnostic purposes, ultrasounds are known to most people for monitoring the health and development of pregnancies.  

Before getting an abortion or choosing another pregnancy option, it’s essential to receive an ultrasound. You may wonder why since you may think ultrasounds are only for women continuing their pregnancies.

It’s important for three reasons…

  • An ultrasound tells you how far along you are
  • An ultrasound tells you where your pregnancy is located
  • An ultrasound tells you if your pregnancy is viable

All three of these pregnancy details are important to have before proceeding with an abortion. 

Common pregnancy complications include an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. An ectopic pregnancy is when a pregnancy grows outside of the uterus and can be life-threatening if not addressed immediately.

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Be sure of where your pregnancy stands with an ultrasound today.

Receive A Free Ultrasound

Now you can see why getting an ultrasound is vital even if you are considering an abortion. Be sure of your pregnancy details so you can confirm what your pregnancy options are.

At Life Choices Community Pregnancy Clinic, we provide free limited ultrasounds so you can have all the data you need to make an informed choice.