No-Cost Ultrasounds

An ultrasound is one of the most important tests you can have if you discover you are pregnant. It answers lots of questions, plus gives you the information you need to choose your next step. At Options, we offer free limited ultrasounds. Make your appointment today!

What Is an Ultrasound?

Using sound waves to create an image sounds strange, but that’s what an ultrasound does. Medical professionals use high-frequency sound waves to create a negative image of the fetus in your uterus. Even though you are looking inside your body, the procedure is done on the outside. A member of our on-staff medical team places a gel-like substance on your stomach. They then use an instrument (called a transducer) to record the echoes of the sound waves as they bounce back. You can’t hear the sound waves, but they create an image on a computer screen for you to see.

What Do Ultrasounds Do?

Different medical procedures use ultrasound. It can be used to detect and treat an athlete’s injuries. A doctor can use ultrasound to locate a specific area for a biopsy.

For you, an ultrasound gives vital information about your pregnancy:

  1. Determines if the fetus is developing. An ultrasound will confirm your pregnancy by locating a heartbeat. Even though you may have received a positive result on your pregnancy test, an ultrasound will verify if you have had a miscarriage. Many pregnancies end in a miscarriage even before a woman knows she is pregnant.
  2. Shows how far along you are. The ultrasound tells you the gestational age of your pregnancy. By measuring the size of the fetus, our medical professionals will be able to determine the date of conception, as well as an expected due date.
  3. Locates the area of the pregnancy. It’s essential to know where the pregnancy is located in your body. If the fetus has attached somewhere other than the uterus, it’s called an ectopic (or tubal) pregnancy. An untreated ectopic pregnancy can be a severe medical emergency.

Why Is an Ultrasound Important?

Ultrasounds provide real-time information. You’ll know what is happening inside your body at the time you see the images. To make any decision regarding your pregnancy, including choosing abortion, you need to have the information you’ll only get from this procedure.

Schedule a No-Cost Appointment

Once you’ve taken an in-clinic pregnancy test, your next step is to schedule a confidential, no-cost ultrasound.  Have questions?  Contact us to get answers.

You will never have this day again, so make it count.