After receiving a positive result on your pregnancy test at our center, your next step will be to have an ultrasound. Starkville Pregnancy Care Center offers limited obstetric ultrasounds at absolutely no cost to you. It’s one of the ways we can serve you as you work through the decision-making process. We are here to listen, help you, and answer any questions you may have.
How does an ultrasound work?
Ultrasounds use high-frequency, inaudible sound waves to capture images of what’s happening inside the body. It’s a method of medical imaging that has been around for over 50 years and it is generally considered safe for you and your pregnancy.
Why do I need one?
Whatever option you’re considering, an ultrasound will help guide your next steps by providing valuable information about your body and your health. First, an ultrasound will be able to determine whether you’re really pregnant. An ultrasound is the only way to medically confirm your pregnancy. It will also show how far along you are and determine if the pregnancy is viable. If the pregnancy has implanted somewhere other than the uterus, it is an ectopic pregnancy.
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy, also known as a tubal pregnancy, occurs when the fertilized egg implants itself somewhere other than the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. The wrongly implanted egg can cause the tube to burst. This is very serious and can be fatal.
What can I expect during my appointment?
The procedure of a limited ultrasound is simple and painless. You’ll meet the sonographer, who will place the scanner on the abdomen or assist you in placing it in the vagina. The image will appear in black and white on the screen, and the sonographer can help you interpret it.
At Starkville Pregnancy Care Center, you can get all the information you need about your unexpected pregnancy in order to make the best decision possible for you.
Limited ultrasounds are provided under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician to confirm pregnancy. For more information in this regard, contact our office.