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!
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.
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.
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.