What Is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound has the ability to answer some of your more specific pregnancy questions and alert you to important pregnancy details. Be prepared and get the clarity you’re looking for by scheduling an ultrasound today. Here is what to know about an ultrasound so you can take your next step forward. 

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

An ultrasound is a quick and painless process! It’s also called a sonogram. During an ultrasound, pictures of your pregnancy are created with sound waves. Using high-frequency sound waves, images of the contents of your uterus are captured.

A transducer, a hand-held device, is rubbed over gel put on your stomach to reveal the contents of your uterus. This transducer sends sound waves into your body and receives echoes that bounce back, which create images on a screen.

Do I Need an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound tells you all you need to know about your pregnancy and is necessary to become eligible for any pregnancy option.

Even though a positive pregnancy test reveals to you that you’re pregnant, an ultrasound confirms whether you have a healthy pregnancy. Here are three things an ultrasound confirms:

  • How far along you are
  • The location of your pregnancy (if it’s within your uterus)
  • If the pregnancy is viable 

An ultrasound can alert you to any pregnancy complications including a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is when the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus and can be dangerous if not treated right away. An ultrasound is the only way to alarm you of complications like this.

Get a Free Ultrasound

We are here for you! Our team offers no-cost and confidential ultrasounds so you can get the answers you need to determine your pregnancy options. Don’t rush the process and make sure to think over all your options thoroughly. If you have any other questions about ultrasounds, talk to us today.

Schedule a free and confidential ultrasound appointment to get started.