Getting an ultrasound is more than just something medical professionals say you should do. There are reasons this imaging can prove helpful to you, your choices, and your health. Three reasons you should receive an ultrasound are:
- It provides you with important information
- It helps protect your health and wellness
- It gives you information about your options
What Is The Important Information?
Ultrasounds are a helpful measure medical professionals use to obtain information about your pregnancy.
Information can include if the pregnancy is viable, there is a heartbeat, and the embryo is growing normally.
It is not uncommon for women to lose a pregnancy or miscarry. Sadly, this can occur spontaneously, especially during the first trimester, and usually at no fault to the woman.
How Do Ultrasounds Protect Me?
If a miscarriage occurs, medical professionals need to track the body’s progress of naturally expelling the pregnancy and the pregnancy tissue. Sometimes medical intervention is necessary to help the body do this, so complications do not arise.
Another condition that can be spotted from an ultrasound image is an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is located outside the uterus. This condition is usually considered a medical emergency that requires medical care to help protect a woman’s health from dangerous complications.
How Does It Impact My Options?
Understanding gestational age, if it’s ectopic or not, and if a miscarriage has naturally occurred can alter what interventions you need to seek.
Gestational age will impact your abortion options and what type of abortion is available to you, too.
Where Can I Go?
To gain the understanding you need, visit your local pregnancy center. If you’re in the Clinton area, schedule a free, confidential appointment with us here at The Pregnancy Center. Together we can ensure you understand all your options and have the information you need to make an informed decision.