Having a free ultrasound can determine these things:
- Accurate gestational age (how far along you are).
- What abortion procedures you are eligible for at this stage of pregnancy.
- If there is a measurable heartbeat, which determines if the pregnancy may miscarry
- Whether the pregnancy is in the uterus (not an ectopic/tubal pregnancy).
Once you find out that you are pregnant, you begin to wonder, “how far along am I?”. This question can be answered in different ways, some more accurate than others.
For starters, you can ask Google for a pregnancy calculator. By entering the first day of your last period, the calculator will indicate your baby’s due date. This is an estimated date of course, but it is a starting place.
The most accurate way to determine gestational age is an ultrasound.
This is important for a few reasons. If you are considering abortion options, knowing the exact gestational age may determine what type of abortion procedure you are eligible for at this stage of pregnancy, how much money you will need for the procedure as well as your options with pills that terminate pregnancy. An ultrasound will also confirm if your pregnancy is viable with a measurable heartbeat – important to know to avoid an unnecessary procedure if considering abortion.
Gateway Women’s Care is able to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision about your pregnancy. We do this at no cost to you!
Following a positive pregnancy test, a nurse may approve a limited ultrasound. This free procedure will determine whether the pregnancy is viable (detect fetal heartbeat) and is in the uterus, as well as how far along you are and your expected due date.
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