An unplanned pregnancy was the last thing on your mind, but there it was, a positive result on an over-the-counter pregnancy test. Holding the test and waiting for the answer was the longest minute you’ve ever had. Now, you have to decide what you’re going to do.
Free Lab-Quality Pregnancy Test and Ultrasound
Before you make any decision, visit Abria Pregnancy Resources. We provide lab-quality pregnancy tests administered by a trained medical professional at no cost to you. It’s important to confirm the results of your at-home pregnancy test because you may have taken it too early.
For women with positive test results, we’ll provide a no-cost ultrasound. Many clinics have an ultrasound fee, but at Abria, you’ll receive a confidential ultrasound for free. Get started with your free pregnancy test today. Schedule an appointment.
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is an imaging method using high-frequency sound waves to capture an image from inside your body. Depending on how many days you’ve been pregnant, the most common kind of ultrasound is a limited obstetric ultrasound. During the ultrasound, a gel-like substance is placed on your abdomen, and an instrument called a transducer is rubbed over the gel.
The transducer picks up echoes of the sound waves inside. They bounce back and electronically become black and white dots. Those dots reveal an image from inside your uterus which you can view on a computer screen.
Why You Need An Ultrasound Before An Abortion
Learn If You’ve Miscarried
According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Many women miscarry before they even realize they’re pregnant. Because it takes time for your body to stop producing pregnancy hormones, you could still get a positive result on a pregnancy test.
A viable pregnancy means you haven’t miscarried. Through ultrasound, you’ll find out if the pregnancy is growing and if you hear a heartbeat or you’ve miscarried.
Learn How Long You’ve Been Pregnant
Abortion methods are determined by how far along your pregnancy is. If your pregnancy is 11 weeks or less, you qualify for the abortion pill which is a medical abortion. If you’re over 11 weeks, you’ll have a surgical abortion.
Are you confident you know how long you’ve been pregnant? Experts say the closer you get to 70 days, the higher chance you’ll have for a failed medical abortion. By measuring the size of the fetus, our medical technician can give you a very close estimate of the number of days you’ve been pregnant.
Learn Where Your Pregnancy Is Located
Ultrasound also pinpoints the location of your pregnancy. When an embryo attaches somewhere other than your uterus it’s known as an ectopic pregnancy. Although rare, untreated ectopic pregnancies are dangerous and can be life-threatening. Abortion does not change or end an ectopic pregnancy.
After the No-Cost Ultrasound
Ultrasound not only gives you vital information, but it could also save you money. Medical abortions are less expensive than surgical ones and finding out you’ve miscarried means you won’t need an abortion after all.
We care about you and your health. We want you to have as much information as possible to make a confident decision. Our medical team is here to help confirm your pregnancy with no-cost ultrasound and inform you of all your pregnancy options.
Schedule your ultrasound today.