When facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may wonder what your first step should be. If you’re planning on an abortion, there are a couple of highly recommended health screenings you should schedule before undergoing an abortion procedure.
First, you should take a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy. Next, we recommend you schedule a no-cost ultrasound at our center to learn more about your pregnancy.
Learn Pregnancy Age
An ultrasound can confirm the gestational age of the pregnancy, which is important because it can affect the types of abortions you may be eligible for. For example, the abortion pill is only FDA-approved for up to 10 weeks gestational age. Taking the abortion past after 10 weeks could put your health and safety at risk.
Determine Pregnancy Location
Another benefit of ultrasound is that it can confirm whether or not the pregnancy is implanted in the uterus. If implantation occurs outside of the uterus, this is called an ectopic pregnancy. This type of pregnancy is a serious medical condition that needs immediate treatment.
Confirm Pregnancy Viability
Even if you have a positive pregnancy test, you’ll want to confirm the viability of the pregnancy with an ultrasound. Data suggests that up to 26% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Even with a positive result, miscarriage remains possible if hCG levels remain detectable, but the embryo is no longer viable.
We are here to help you gather all the facts you need to decide confidently. We offer no-cost pregnancy services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD testing, and more.
Our caring staff will provide medically accurate information and inform you of local resources. Contact us today to schedule your confidential appointment!