Why An Ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are useful tools for medical professionals to use that provide details about the pregnancy.
This imaging technique has the ability to reveal:
- The pregnancy’s age.
- The location of the pregnancy.
- If the pregnancy is viable and growing normally.
Sometimes your options can change based on the pregnancy’s gestational age. If the pregnancy isn’t located in the right place (within the uterus), it is considered ectopic and might need medical intervention before life-threatening complications arise.
Lastly, not usually due to anything the woman has or has not done, a pregnancy loss known as a miscarriage can take place. It can be important for your physician to know about this so they can monitor the process. At times, the body needs help naturally passing the pregnancy, and if not monitored and treated, complications such as fever and infection can occur.
Ultrasound is a great way to help safeguard your health and ensure you understand all the options available to you.
Is It Free?
Yes, all appointments and services here at 1st Way are completely free and confidential.
How Do I Prepare?
There is no need to prepare for your ultrasound appointment. If you have someone you would like to bring to support you and make you feel more comfortable, we encourage you to do so.
If you do not have someone you wish to bring, that’s okay too! Our caring and compassionate team will make you feel like family and ensure you are comfortable every step of the way!
Is It Safe?
Yes, ultrasound has been used for many years, and no risk factors are associated with this imaging technique.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe procedure that uses low-power sound waves. There are no known risks.”
We welcome you to make an appointment today and get the answers you deserve!