Are you pregnant and considering abortion but have yet to schedule an ultrasound scan?
Before you make this important choice for your pregnancy, consider these three reasons you need an ultrasound before an abortion:
1. An Ultrasound Will Tell You if Your Pregnancy is Viable
While pregnancy tests are a great first step in determining whether you’re pregnant, they just tell part of the story. Did you know that some pregnancies are nonviable, meaning they don’t have a chance of surviving outside of the womb?
An ultrasound scan is the best way to determine the viability of your pregnancy and having this information will help inform you and your doctor’s approach to your pregnancy and abortion options.
2. Ultrasounds Show the Gestational Age of a Pregnancy
Because your abortion options will vary depending on the gestational age of your pregnancy, it’s important to gather this information before you schedule an abortion. For example, medical abortions are only available in the first 10 weeks of gestation and may lead to dangerous health conditions, such as incomplete abortion, if taken later in pregnancy.
During your ultrasound scan, your doctor will measure the fetus and determine the age of your pregnancy, your theoretical due date, and the options available to you.
3. Ultrasounds Reveal Concerning Health Conditions
Abortion is a serious medical procedure and it’s vital that you take the necessary steps to inform and protect yourself from severe side effects and health risks. An ultrasound scan is an easy and free way to identify any health conditions that may lead to serious complications.
One condition that an ultrasound scan may reveal is ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg begins to develop outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. These nonviable pregnancies are extremely dangerous to the health of the woman if left untreated.
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