Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?
You may be wondering why you’d want an ultrasound, especially if you’re thinking about terminating the pregnancy. The answer is that ultrasounds provide the insight needed to make an informed and empowered decision for an unexpected pregnancy! They determine two key things about your pregnancy: viability and gestational age.
What is Pregnancy Viability?
A viable pregnancy means that the pregnancy is progressing properly. For example, at about six weeks, the embryo should have a heartbeat. The goal is to rule out a nonviable pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy—in either case, abortion isn’t needed.
What is Gestational Age?
How far along am I? Your ultrasound can answer that question! It’s important to know how far along you are (also known as your gestational age), as you can’t take the abortion pill past 10 weeks of pregnancy
Consider receiving a free limited first trimester ultrasound at NorthState Care Clinic. If your limited ultrasound determines that you’re too far along to take the abortion pill, our compassionate patient advocates will help you explore all of your pregnancy options, so you can make the best choice for your health and future!
Free Limited First Trimester Ultrasounds in Redding, CA
No matter where you are in your unexpected pregnancy journey, you aren’t alone! NorthState Care Clinic is here to provide the support and vital information needed to make an informed decision.
Don’t wait to get the care you deserve! Call us at (530) 246-7075 or schedule your pregnancy test appointment online today.
Please be aware that this article is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Our limited first trimester ultrasound examination is strictly for the purposes of confirming your pregnancy, detecting fetal cardiac activity, and estimating gestational age. We cannot diagnose any medical problems you may be experiencing, pregnancy-related or otherwise.
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