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Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound

If you have a positive pregnancy test, your next step is to schedule an ultrasound – even if you are considering abortion. This is because according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage and most miscarriages occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. If signs of a possible miscarriage are detected during your ultrasound exam, you may not need an abortion. If your ultrasound shows a possible ectopic pregnancy, (a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a Fallopian tube,) you will need to seek immediate medical attention as this can be a life threatening situation, but you will not need an abortion. In both of these situations you avoid the pain and cost of abortion. Next Step Pregnancy Services is a free pregnancy ultrasound clinic. What does that mean? Our ultrasound exams are provided free of charge and are completely confidential.

During an ultrasound, our nurse will:

  • Confirm the location of the pregnancy
  • Detect fetal heartbeat
  • Determine fetal age
  • Determine approximate due date

Performing ultrasound tests during pregnancy is safe and painless. We do not use ultrasound to determine the sex of the baby. Some restrictions may apply.

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