My Test Was Positive. Now What?
A positive pregnancy test indicates the possibility you are pregnant. An ultrasound scan will confirm the pregnancy is viable (growing with a detectable heartbeat). Getting a free ultrasound scan from First Choice is your next step.
You May Not Be Pregnant
If your pregnancy is unintended and you’re considering abortion, get an ultrasound scan first. You may not need an abortion.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Miscarriage is your body’s natural way of ending a pregnancy. In this case, you wouldn’t need the pain, cost, and risk of abortion!
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses the echo of high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your uterus. A sonographer puts a gel-like substance on your abdomen. Then, our sonographer rubs a device called a transducer over the gel.
The sound waves the transducer picks up are converted into images on a screen for the sonographer to review. They can tell you the specific details of your pregnancy.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
There are three reasons an ultrasound is essential.
1. Gestational Age Determines The Abortion Procedure
If you are considering an abortion, the abortion provider determines the procedure you receive based on the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant (the gestational age). The FDA has approved a medical abortion up to 10 weeks and 0 days. Otherwise, you may need a surgical abortion.
2. The Viability Of The Pregnancy
A viable pregnancy means it’s growing with a detectable heartbeat. Because a possible 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, an ultrasound lets you know if your pregnancy is viable or not. If you’ve had a miscarriage, there’s no reason to schedule an appointment for an abortion.
3. The Location Of The Pregnancy
Although rare, some pregnancies form outside the uterus. These are known as ectopic pregnancies. They can be very dangerous.
How We Help You
Our goal is to give you all the information you need to make a confident, empowered choice for your unintended pregnancy. We never want a lack of finances to be why you don’t get answers. Before you schedule an abortion, come to First Choice Pregnancy Services to get the facts.