How Does an Ultrasound Work? 

Here is a woman wondering How Does an Ultrasound Work? 

You’ve just found out you’re unexpectedly pregnant and you’re wondering what’s next. While your mind may be filled with worries, questions, and “what if” scenarios, there are a few practical and helpful steps to take before you decide on your pregnancy, including getting an ultrasound scan.

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

An ultrasound scan, also called a sonogram, creates images of internal organs utilizing high-frequency sound waves. These scans are used to display what’s happening inside of the body and are often used to diagnose certain medical conditions, such as pregnancy.

What Information Will an Ultrasound Scan Reveal?

Ultrasounds are an important part of learning and gathering information about your pregnancy. Whether you’re planning to carry your pregnancy or are considering abortion, it is recommended that you receive a  scan to have the most accurate understanding of your unique situation. 

An ultrasound scan will provide the following information regarding your pregnancy:

  • The gestational age of your pregnancy

    • It’s important to be aware of the age of your pregnancy, especially if you are considering abortion as the stage of your pregnancy will greatly impact your abortion options and the costs you might face.
  • If your pregnancy is viable

    • Not all pregnancies are viable to become fully developed fetuses that could then survive on their own after birth. During your ultrasound scan, your doctor will look for signs of slowed development and an unusual location.
  • Any major health concerns

    • Ultrasounds are an important part of making sure you stay safe and healthy during your pregnancy or abortion process. Your doctor will look for any abnormal health conditions that could be hazardous to your health. 
  • If you are pregnant with multiples

    • Your ultrasound will reveal whether you are pregnant with one baby or multiples, like twins, triplets, and so on. Knowing this information will help you make an informed decision and prepare you for what’s ahead. 

When Should I Get an Ultrasound? 

Ultrasound scans should be considered routine throughout the pregnancy and it is recommended that the first one occurs in the first 6-8 weeks once you have received a positive pregnancy test.  

Where Can I Find a Free Ultrasound Scan Near Me? 

Finding quality healthcare during your time of need shouldn’t be difficult. Unfortunately, the costs related to unexpected pregnancies can add up. Cleburne Pregnancy Center is here to help! 

We offer free ultrasound scans, lab-quality pregnancy testing, education, pregnancy counseling, material assistance, and post-abortion support.

All of our services are offered on a no-cost, confidential basis so you can make an informed and empowered decision for your pregnancy and your future!

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